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Advisory committee of the Fonds régionaux

The general mandate of the Advisory Committee is to advise the General Partner on strategic decisions and ensure the sound governance of its operations.


* Independent members with no affiliation with either the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, the FTQ or its affiliated unions. 


    • Luc Pinard

      Luc Pinard

      Chair

      President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ
    • Serge Cadieux

      Serge Cadieux

      Vice-Chair

      Serge Cadieux has been actively involved in the labour movement both in the private and public sectors since 1979. He is currently secretary general of the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ).

      Mr. Cadieux’s first exposure to the labour movement was as a student working evenings in a garage whose employees were members of the United Autoworkers Union (UAW), now called Unifor. In May 1983, he joined the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE) as a union advisor. He subsequently held various positions before becoming its executive director in 2004. Since 2007 he has also been national president and vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress.

      In addition to representing the FTQ on the Comité consultatif du travail et de la main-d’œuvre (CCTM) since 2009, Mr. Cadieux sits on the boards of the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST) and the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail.

      Serge Cadieux holds a Bachelor of Law from Université du Québec à Montréal and was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1992. He also holds a diploma in industrial relations and occupational health and safety from Université de Montréal.

    • Normand Chouinard

      Normand Chouinard

      Normand Chouinard is Executive Vice-Président of Investments at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. He obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in 1980.

      He then spent 15 years in Québec SME financing, working for such institutions as the Business Development Bank of Canada, the Bank of Montréal and Mouvement Desjardins.

      Mr. Chouinard joined the Fonds team in 1998 as Director General of the Fonds régional de solidarité FTQ Montérégie.

      He began his career at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in April 2004 as Investment Director, Agri-food, Chemistry and Plastics. On February 1, 2006, he was promoted to Senior Vice-President, Natural Resources, Industries and Consumer Goods, and in July 2014 ascended to his current position.


    • Denis P. Lessard*

      Denis P. Lessard*

      President and Chief Executive Officer, A & R Belley inc.
    • Martine Paiement*

      Martine Paiement*

      Corporate director
    • Jean-Claude Périgny*

      Jean-Claude Périgny*

      Territory Manager, CIA Informatique, a division of Informatique Côté, Coulombe Inc.

    • Pierre-Maurice Vachon *

      Pierre-Maurice Vachon *

      Pierre-Maurice Vachon is a well-known personality in the Beauce region where he is both a businessman and a political figure. He has worn several hats, first as CEO, then corporate director, followed by prefect and mayor. To this day, he remains interested in business and management.

      Between 1990 and 2003, Mr. Vachon was CEO and chairman of Cartem, a company he helped found in 1977. He served as mayor of Sainte-Marie for 16 years as well as prefect of the Nouvelle-Beauce CMA and president of the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM). Earlier in his career, Mr. Vachon was the manager of production-related administrative services at the family company, Les Gâteaux Vachon, where he remained for 10 years.

      Mr. Vachon has been a board member of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ since 2005 and a member of the Turnaround Board since 2004. He also serves on the boards of, among others, SSQ General Insurance Company, P.H. Tech and the Fonds régional de solidarité FTQ – Chaudière-Appalaches.

      Pierre-Maurice Vachon holds a business administration degree from Université Laval.