MONTREAL, July 25 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Political Lieutenant of the
Conservative Party, The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport,
Infrastructure and Communities, today introduced Mr. Gilles Duguay, the
official candidate of the Conservative Party of Canada in the riding of
"I am very proud to introduce the individual who will run under the
Conservative banner in the riding of Outremont in the next by-election. I know
that Outremont could rely on an excellent MP in a government which has proven
its capacity to make real changes and get things done," said The Honourable
"There are many factors that led me to run, including the Prime
Minister's motion recognizing that the Quebecois form a nation, the historic
resolution of the fiscal imbalance, and the promotion of Quebec's role at the
UNESCO. I decided to join the Conservative team to deliver real results for
Quebec, for Montreal and for the riding of Outremont," said Duguay.
Gilles Duguay is from Montreal. He comes from a family of seven and is
the father of seven. He lives with his wife Cristina.
Biography - Gilles Duguay
Admitted into the Quebec Bar in 1959, Mr. Duguay is a graduate from
Northwestern University in Chicago as well as the University of Oxford (UK)
where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
In September 1967, Mr. Duguay began his career at the Department of
Foreign Affairs, where he held numerous notable positions including: Second
Secretary in Dakar, Senegal; First Secretary with the Canadian Embassy in
Turkey; chargé d'affaires and Regional Advisor in Africa (22 countries);
Advisor at the Agence de coopération culturelle et technique (ACCT) in Paris;
Cultural Advisor with the Canadian embassy in Paris; Deputy Director for
International Cooperation at the Ministry for External Affairs; Executive
Secretary and the Under-secretary of State of Foreign Affairs at the Ministry
for Foreign Affairs. Mr. Duguay also held the position of Canadian Ambassador
to Cameroon, Morocco, Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova. He was also Canada's
permanent representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization
(ICAO) in Montreal.
Mr. Duguay has also been Professor of Penal Law and responsible for
accelerated training cycles at the Ecole Nationale de Droit et
d'Administration de Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; Law Professor and
Legal Adviser at the National University of Rwanda; Professor in the
Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal and at McGill
University; Lecturer for the Department of Political Sciences at Concordia
University, in 2005.
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