MONTREAL, Oct. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Michael Ignatieff announced the appointment of the Honourable Rémi Bujold as the party's Chief Organizer for Quebec. Mr. Bujold also serves as co-chair for the National Election Readiness Committee.
"Mr. Bujold's extensive experience, his deep roots in Quebec and his personal knowledge of the province's regions are crucial assets for the Liberal Party of Canada in Quebec," declared the Liberal Leader, Michael Ignatieff.
"This appointment will allow us to continue the work that had already been accomplished in the field and to continue our mobilization efforts throughout the Quebec landscape. Our main objective is still preparing for the next election and the appointment of Remi as our team's chief organizer reinforces our efforts in this respect", declared provincial co-chairs for the National Election Readiness Campaign, Mrs Denise Verreault and Marc-André Blanchard.
Brief career overview for Rémi Bujold;
Member of the Order of Canada, he is a legal adviser and Chairman of the Board at Ryan Affaires Publiques.
Mr Bujold began his career as a special assistant to Quebec's Minister of Financial Institutions, before becoming chief of staff for Lise Bacon, Minister of State for Social Affairs. In 1975, he became special assistant to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Pierre Trudeau.
In 1979, and in 1980 thereafter, Mr Bujold was elected Member of Parliament for the federal electoral district of Bonaventure -- Îles-de-la-Madeleine. He served as Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Employment and Immigration and, in 1983, as chairman of the federal Liberal caucus. In 1984, Mr Bujold was appointed Minister of State for Regional Development. He then quit federal politics to take on the position of Chief of Staff for the Honourable Robert Bourassa. He was then appointed deputy-secretary general to the Executive Council responsible for implementing Phase II of the James Bay hydroelectric development project. More recently, he acted as returning officer for the 2003 and 2006 Liberal Conventions.
In 1991, Mr Bujold founded Consilium. In 1994, Consilium merged with Government Policy Consultants, and GPC became one of Canada's leading public affairs, communications and government relations firms.
SOURCE Liberal Party of Canada (Québec)
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