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More than 20 people work at our Rimouski office, including 10 lawyers practicing in all major fields of law. Some have developed special expertise in fields such as liability and insurance, labor and employment, banking and financing, corporate law, health and social services, and civil and commercial litigation.
Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells
2 rue Saint-Germain Est, Suite 400, P.O. Box 580
Rimouski, Quebec G5L 7C6
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Rimouski at a glance
Located on the shores of the largest estuary in the world—that formed by the mouth of the St. Lawrence River—Rimouski offers an exceptional natural environment for the development of the ocean sciences.
The city was founded in 1696 by René Lepage, a native of Burgundy who traded the land he possessed on Île d'Orléans for a seigneurie on the city’s current location. The city’s name is derived from a Micmac word meaning “land of the moose” or “the dog’s retreat.”
The city’s maritime vocation has attracted a unique concentration of researchers and students at internationally renowned institutions that are among the leaders in their field in Canada and the world. These include ISMER (Institut des sciences de la mer), Institut maritime du Québec, the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute, the St. Lawrence Observatory, the Marine Biology Research Center, and Innovation Maritime.
Rimouski offers a vibrant cultural life, and its Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historical Site, which recounts the sinking of the Empress of Ireland—the 20th century’s second deadliest shipwreck after that of the Titanic—is a leading attraction.
Economically, Rimouski is home to several industries, including steel, wood processing, concrete, shipping, tires, hydraulics, machining, and recycling. Numerous businesses are also active in telephony, fiber optics, transportation, information technology, construction, and geomatics.