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Advisory Board member

The Honourable Marie-P.Charette-Poulin


An award-winning broadcast executive at CBC/Radio Canada, former Deputy Secretary at the Privy Council of Canada, the founding CEO of the Canadian Artists and Professional Relations Tribunal, a former partner at Gowling WLG, a Senior Associate with the Institute on Governance (IOG), former Chair of the Canadian Artists Network (CAN), the Honourable Marie Poulin also represented Northern Ontario in the Senate of Canada until her early retirement in 2015. As Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, she led reviews of Canada’s national and international competitiveness in communications and telecommunications.

Currently she is Parliamentarian in Residence at the University of Saint-Paul in Ottawa, is a Senior Associate with the Sandstone Group, is a Governor at the ACTRA Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS) as well as a member of several boards and advisory councils including “La Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard” managed by Power Corporation and WholePictureHealth. She has received numerous national and international recognitions, including an appointment as Officer of “l’Ordre national de la L├ęgion d’Honneur” by the President of France. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Laurentian University in Sudbury, a Master’s degree from the University of Montreal, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa and a membership with the Law Society of Ontario.

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