The President of the Groupement des chefs d'entreprise du Québec, Gilles Lafond, joins CPQ Board of Directors

    MONTREAL, June 13 /CNW Telbec/ - John LeBoutillier, Chairman of the
Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ) Board of Directors, is pleased to announce
the appointment of Gilles Lafond, President, Groupement des chefs d'entreprise
du Québec and founding President of Lalema Inc., as Director of the CPQ. The
nomination took place at the organization's Annual General Meeting held in
Montreal yesterday.
    "The CPQ was already well equipped to represent the needs and concerns of
SMEs to government authorities and in public forums. The arrival of Mr. Lafond
strengthens this representation and we welcome him with open arms within our
organization," said Mr. LeBoutillier.
    Member of the CPQ since 1978, the Groupement des chefs d'entreprise du
Québec ( is a support network made up of 1200 SME owners and
future owners working in more than 160 groups throughout the province.
    Three other members of the business community have also joined the CPQ
Board of Directors in the last few months:

    - Jean-Paul Bédard, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Bristol-Myers
      Squibb Canada
    - Jacques Légaré, President and Director General, Conseil de la
      transformation agroalimentaire et des produits de consommation (CTAC)
    - Alain Robert, President of Groupe TNT Merceron, Chairman of the
      Association des entrepreneurs en construction du Québec (AECQ) and
      Past-President of the Association des constructeurs de routes et grands
      travaux du Québec (ACRGTQ).

    The Conseil du patronat du Québec includes many of the province's largest
companies as well as the vast majority of sector-based employers'
associations, making it the sole employers' confederation in the province.

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