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Jean Chevrier Jean Chevrier
President and co-founder. 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.
Denis Daigneault Denis L. Daigneault
Vice-president and co-founder. Denis Daigneault is a historian, filmmaker, editor and educator. After many years as a researcher in the health care sector, he changed careers to work as project manager and multimedia producer at the National Film Board of Canada. He later worked as an education advisor for the Jewish Education Council and Dawson College.
Célie Cournoyer

Célie Cournoyer
Secretary. Director of operations for the organization “Bien fait ici”, a pan-Canadian initiative whose mission is to raise the entire chain of stakeholders involved and encourage the local purchase of, often certified, locally manufactured quality hardware and building materials, that meet national standards and codes. As a consultant communicator with AQMAT, she manages the annual production of the New Products Catalog and conducts research and business development in the hardware and residential materials sector. Ms. Cournoyer graduated in Languages and Modern Literature and Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.

Diana Diaconu Diana Diaconu
Treasurer. Diana Diaconu is a Law school graduate in her native Romania. After many years at Fido/Rogers Communications, joined the public service, working for Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Tony Di Iorio Tony Di Iorio
Tony Di Iorio is Print Management Specialist. 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 and has now expanded his activities to include web development.
James Lorimer James Lorimer
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 Lorne Monti
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 Jeanne Poulin
Jeanne Poulin is a bilingual journalist and essayist specialized in socio-political issues. Throughout her 35-year career, her articles and profiles have been published in a weekly regional newspaper, in a variety of business and specialized magazines as well as in literary anthologies. As a visual artist, she has produced sculptures that explore the chaos and asymmetry found in nature. Her work as a storyteller has been produced in museums and theatres in Montreal.
Ghislaine Sathoud Ghislaine Sathoud
Ghislaine Sathoud is a human rights activist holds several degrees, including two issued by Montréal universities: a Masters in Political Science and a Certificate in Criminology. Author of several books, and laureate of the Naji Naaman Literary Awards in 2008, she is a researcher associated with the Réseau francophone de recherche sur les opérations de paix at l’Université de Montréal. Ghislaine Sathoud is the first immigrant woman to be elected president of the Société des écrivains francophones d’Amérique.
Laura Ricotta Laura Ricotta
Laura Ricotta, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University that lead to an 11 year career within the financial service sector. In search of new challenges, she pursued a Masters of Education for College teaching from the University of Sherbrooke. Currently a Professor at John Abbott College, Laura developed and implemented the first ATE (Alternance travail/etudes) program within the Anglophone CEGEPs in the Greater Montreal area. Her expertise encompasses 20 years of various experiential learning models allowing students to build stronger abilities that fuel their motivation.



Gaëtan Jeaurond
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our long-time director, Gaëtan Jeaurond, who passed away in January 2021. Please click here for a brief biography.



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