President. Jean Chevrier is a lawyer and a former professor of Canadian
political history and International Relations. He worked as legal counsel
for the Department of Justice Canada. He has written extensively on Canadian
politics and also served as an advisor to Robert Stanfield and to the
Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Joe Clark. He was the editor of The
Prime Ministers of Canada.
Vice-president. Denis Daigneault is a historian, filmmaker, editor and
educator. After many years at the National Film Board of Canada, he is
now an education advisor at Dawson College and president of the Institute
for Educational Resources. He was the editor of Native Leaders of
Tony Di Iorio
Tony Di Iorio is Print Management Specialist at BRADDA Printing Services Inc. His specialties include concept development, design, and layout,
as well as printing and distribution. He has pioneered techniques for
short-run book publishing and for producing promotional materials on demand.
Gerald C. Gummersell
Gerald C. Gummersell is chairman and managing director of The Gummersell
Group Inc., a Canadian-based fund raising and investment financing company.
He is also the founding chairman and chief executive officer of CANIFEX
International, a non-profit, registered charitable corporation that encourages
international business co-operation for sustainable development.
James Lorimer is an Ottawa-based public affairs consultant with over twenty
years experience in government relations. He has worked with national
associations and corporations ranging from airlines to agriculture, banking
to broadcasting. He provides strategic communications and media relations
services to numerous clients.
Lorne Monti is a gifted wordsmith. He has had a diverse background which
includes the feature film industry. Over the years Mr. Monti has written
about a variety of issues from politics to lifestyles, often exploring
their communitarian value. He continues to work on several projects including
the New Federation's Leadership Series.
Jeanne Poulin is a bilingual journalist specializing in socio-political
issues whose articles have appeared in trade magazines, regional newspapers
and several anthologies. Her work as a storyteller has been produced in
museums and theatres in Montreal.
Gaëtan Jeaurond worked for twenty-seven years in
the federal civil service and today operates his own consulting firm specializing
in protocol issues. Literature and books, especially old books, are his
passion. He published a collection of poems, Pays en Palabres Perdus
(Editions David), and in his undergraduate years was crowned Poet Laureate
at the University of Toronto's Massey College.
Franck Hénault has worked for many years as a professional in a
complex regulatory environment where attention paid to the intelligible
expression of ideas has great importance. His passion for detail and for
the French language and its literature have led him to become a linguistic