Candidates selected following the call for nominations

The candidates

The following tables provide information about each of the nominee directors of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. Information provided with regard to each candidate for election as a director includes the following:

  • Name, age and municipality of residence;
  • The date on which the candidate joined the Board of Directors of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, if applicable;
  • Main areas of expertise;
  • Independence status;
  • Principal occupation, activities and qualifications as well as any experience relevant to acting as a director of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ;
  • Socio-economic involvement.


     
 
LOÏC BRETON
Age: 58
City: Montreal, Québec

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Not independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Services/Social economics
•Governance/Board of directors
•Training/Education
•Union relations
 
 
Background – Bio
Mr. Loïc Breton is President of the Syndicat des employées et employés professionnels-les et de bureau (SEPB-Québec) since 2016. His union involvement began in 1991. Since then, he has occupied various positions within the SEPB, including as president of SEPB-574, recruiter, union trainer and representative of his organization before various union bodies.

Mr. Breton holds a B.A. in political science from McGill University.

Socio-economic involvement
Mr. Breton sits as an employer representative on the Retirement Committee of SEPB-Québec since 2017. In addition, he sits on the national executive of SEPB-COPE and has worked, among other things, on the preparation of the investment policy for the Strike, Lock-out and Defense Fund.

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
Member of the Investment Committee - Innovation and venture capital

Other external directorships
None

 
 

 
     
 
DANIEL CARDINAL
Age: 59
Bromont, Québec

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Not independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Services/Consumerism/Culture/Social economics
•Manufacturing/Industrial
•Pension plans
 
 
 
  Background – Bio
Mr. Daniel Cardinal has been a First Press Operator at WestRock Canada (formerly known as RockTenn Imprimerie) since 1979. He works in the field of high-end printing for cardboard and other packaging.
Mr. Cardinal trained in graphic printing.

Socio-economic involvement
Mr. Cardinal has worked in a union context, serving as union delegate for the Syndicat international des communications graphiques from 1980 to 2015. He also acted as local representative of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ from 1987 to 2018. He has also served on two pension plan committees of the Teamsters local 555 for 6 years.

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
None

Other external directorships
Member of the board of directors of the Conférence des communications graphiques, section locale 555M.

 
 
 


     
 
ANOUK COLLET
Age: 51
Laval, Québec
Director since November 29, 2013

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Not independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Services/Consumerism/Culture/Social economics
•Governance/Board of directors
•Training/Education
•Strategic planning
•Human resources
•Pension plans/RRSPs/Savings
   
 
Background – Bio
Ms. Anouk Collet has acted as principal advisor to the National President of UFCW Canada (United Food and Commercial Workers Union) since May 2016. She is also Vice-President of the FTQ. Prior to that, from 2008 to 2016, she was the Regional Director (Québec) and national representative for UFCW Canada and, from 2001 to 2008, she was Coordinator of the UFCW legal department of Local 500. She began her career as assistant to the Canadian Director of UNITE (Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees), a position that she held from 1997 to 2001.

Ms. Collet has a law degree from Université de Montréal, and is a member of the Barreau du Québec. She also has a master’s degree in industrial relations. Ms. Collet is a member of the Chambre de la sécurité financière and is a certified corporate director.

Socio-economic involvement
Actively engaged in the community, Anouk Collet represents the FTQ on the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail, a provincial consultation body comprised of representatives of various public and private sector organizations dedicated to improving the efficiency of the labour market and overcoming its many challenges. She also served on the board of directors of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada from 2012 to 2018, and is a member of its Governance Committee.

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
Director and Member of the Investment Committee – Innovation and Venture Capital
Other external directorships
Co-chair and secretary-treasurer of the board of directors of the Sector Committee of Détail Québec and member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
 
 
 

 
     
 
ANDRÉ DE MONTIGNY
Age: 67
Westmount, Québec

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Entrepreneurship/Company management
•International market development
•Services/ Consumerism/ •Culture/Social economics
•Strategic and financial planning
Governance/Board of directors
 
 
 
Background – Bio
Mr. André De Montigny is currently a consultant for various organizations, including Transat A.T. Inc. From 2000 to 2017, he served as Vice President, Business Development, at Transat A.T. Inc. He was also President of Transat International from 2011 to 2017. He was formerly Vice-President, Investments in Telecommunications of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec from 1998 to 2000. Between 1996 and 1998, he was Vice-President, Business Development at Vidéotron Limitée (cable broadcasting sector), and from 1987 to 1996, he held various management positions at Téléglobe Canada. He was also the Head of Financial Management and Planning at Via Rail Canada from 1982 to 1987. Mr. De Montigny also worked as an economist for various employers (Desjardins Sauriol, Université de Montréal, Concordia University, World Bank, CIDA, and the Office de la construction du Québec).

Mr. De Montigny completed his bachelor’s degree in economics at the Université de Montréal. He then completed his master’s degree in economics at the Université de Montréal and an MBA at HEC Montréal. He also took a training course on board governance in 2012.

Socio-economic involvement
Mr. De Montigny has served on the board of directors of foreign tourism companies, in partnership with Transat (Ocean Hotels, Tour Greece, Traffic Tours Mexico and Dominican Republic). He was also a member of the board of directors of the Vanier Institute of the Family from 2006 to 2008 and of the board of directors of Cable Axion in 2008.

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
None

Other external directorships
Member of the board of directors of the Ataxia Canada Foundation.
 
 

 
 
JÉRÔME DUPRAS
Age: 40
City: Montreal, Québec

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Natural resources
•Culture/Social economics
•Governance/Board of director
•Social responsibility / Sustainable development
•Training/Education
 

Background – Bio
Mr. Jérôme Dupras is associate professor at the Department of natural sciences of the Université du Québec en Outaouais, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Ecological Economics and the Chair of Québec from the Royal Academy of Belgium. He is also a professional musician for the group Les Cowboys Fringants in addition to being co-founder and president of Eco2Urb, an environmental engineering consulting firm. As a professor-researcher, Mr. Dupras’ research focuses on ecological economics, environmental geography, land-use planning and biodiversity conservation. He heads a laboratory with more than 20 professional researchers and student researchers and his work is internationally recognized

He is the author of the book « Nature et économie : un regard sur les écosystèmes du Québec » published in 2015 and of more than 40 scientific articles. He has also held numerous conferences on his particular expertise in a dozen countries.

Mr. Dupras holds a post-doctorate in biology from McGill University, a doctorate in geography from the Université de Montréal, as well as a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the Université de Montréal.

Socio-economic involvement
Mr. Dupras has accumulated more than 20 years of involvement as a volunteer in his circle, both artistically and scientifically. More particularly, he is a member of the conservation strategy committee of the regional county municipality (RCM) of Papineau, president and founder of the Fondation Cowboys Fringants and co-founder and member of the executive committee of the Mouvement Ceinture Verte.

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
None

Other external directorships
President, Fondation Cowboys Fringants
Member of the board of directors, Canadian Society for Ecological economics
Member of the board of directors, Taking Roots/Enracine
Member of the conservation strategy committee, RCM Papineau
Member of the executive committee, Mouvement Ceinture Verte

     
 
SONIA ETHIER
Age: 61
Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu, Québec
Director since September 28, 2019

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Not independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Services/Social economics
•Governance/Board of directors
•Strategic planning
•Training/Education
•Union relations
  Background – Bio
Ms. Sonia Ethier is President of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) since 2018. From 2015 to 2018, she was the Executive Vice-President of the CSQ. From, 1992 to 2015, she served as President of the Syndicat de l’enseignement du Bas-Richelieu. She was formerly a teacher at the Sorel-Tracy school board from 1982 to 1992.

Ms. Ethier holds a bachelor’s degree in special education from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. She also holds a Certificate in math and science, as well as a Certificate in health and safety.

Socio-economic involvement
Ms. Ethier is a member of the Committee of the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail as well as the Comité consultatif du travail et de la main-d’œuvre. She has held various positions in the union environment, including four years on the CSQ’s Executive Council. Ms. Ethier has served on the boards of directors of various organizations, including the Fondation Léo Cormier, the Coalition pour l’exception agricole et alimentaire, the Solidarité rurale du Québec as well as the Association paritaire de santé et de sécurité du travail du secteur des affaires sociales (ASSTSAS).

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
None

Other external directorships
Member of the board of directors of the Caisse d’économie Desjardins Marie-Victorin.

     
 
MITCHEL FORTIN
Age: 42
City: Îles-des-Sœurs, Québec

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Services/Consumerism
•Marketing/Sales
•Compliance/Quality
•Occupational health and safety
 

Background – Bio
Mr. Mitchel Fortin has more than 20 years of experience within public and community organizations. Since 2015, he is program coordinator, teacher and internship supervisor at the Notre-Dame-de-Foy Campus in St-Augustin. He also works as auditor - inspector with the Bureau de normalisation du Québec. Since 2012, he also offers flight, health and safety services with Air Canada. From 2005 to 2012, he worked as thanatologist for different funeral services businesses, in the funeral and cemetery sector.

Mr. Fortin holds a microprogram in law from the Université de Montréal, a certificate in Lean Six Sigma as well as a certificate in occupational health and safety from the University of Toronto. He holds a technical degree from the Collège Rosemont in thanatology.

Socio-economic involvement
Mr. Fortin has been involved for 5 years in the Volunteer Bureau of Montreal as Chair of the board of directors. He was also a mentor for the Academos organization, which offers professional orientation services.

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
None

Other external directorships
Member of the board of directors of the Corporation du Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy
Member of the communications committee of the Auditing Association of Canada
Member of the professional development committee of the Funeral Services Association of Canada
President of the training committee of the Corporation des thanatologues du Québec

     
 
PIERRE FORTIN
Age: 61
Québec, Québec
Director since September 29, 2018

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Marketing/Sales
•International market development
•Manufacturing/Industrial
•Services/Consumerism/Culture/Social economics
•Entrepreneurship/Company management
  Background – Bio
Mr. Pierre Fortin has provided agricultural and industrial import/export consultation services to development corporations. He has over 25 years of experience in international trade in more than 30 countries. From 2009 to 2013, he was Vice-President, International Development, at Sémican International Inc., a food and livestock corporation. From 1998 to 2009, he was Director, Sales and Marketing, at Royalmat Inc. Between 1987 and 1997, he held various positions at Groupe Procycle Inc., such as product/brand manager as well as sales and marketing director.

Mr. Fortin earned a bachelor’s degree in human kinetics from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in 1981.

Socio-economic involvement
Mr. Fortin currently mentors with Sage mentorat d’affaires, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to private, social and cooperative start-up businesses that are stagnating or getting off the ground.
He has acted as manager of amateur sports teams in the context of fundraisers and the organization of activities. He has also done volunteer work for Grands prix cyclistes, an organization in the Beauce region.

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
Director
Member of the Investment Committee - Development Capital

Other external directorships
None

     
 
JACQUES INSTERNOSCIA
Age: 64
City: Lachine, Québec

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Manufacturing/Industrial
•Natural resources
•Governance/Board of directors
•Strategic planning
•International markets
 

Background – Bio
Mr. Jacques Internoscia is the Director of strategic projects at AluQuébec since 2017. Previously, he was the Director of strategic programs at the Aluminum Association of Canada. From 2004 to 2009, he worked as the General Manager at the Centre for Expertise and Research on Infrastructures in Urban Areas. He also worked for Investissement Québec as Associate Director, Sectorial research from 2002 to 2004.

Mr. Internoscia holds a B.Sc. in Economic geography from the Université de Montréal. He also holds an MBA from the Université du Québec à Montréal.


Socio-economic involvement
Since 2019, Mr. Internoscia is a commissioner at the Office de consultation publique de Montréal.

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
None

Other external directorships
None

     
 
CHRISTIAN KENGNE
Age: 26
City: Montreal, Québec

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•IT/New technologies/ Artificial intelligence
•Cybersecurity and protection of personal data
•Governance
•Risk management
•Sustainable development
 

Background – Bio
Mr. Christian Kengne is presently a cybersecurity consultant for Accenture, a global consulting and technology firm. His consulting mandates aim to strengthen the security posture of the essential infrastructures of financial institutions, public organizations and other private firms in Canada and the United States. Previously, he was the principal consultant in information security management for InFidem, member firm of the Canadian industrial security group. He also worked as a consultant in the Public Services and Intellectual Property Solutions group at CGI.

Mr. Kengne is a Diversity Ambassador, member of the 2nd Cohort of the Groupe des 30 of Concertation Montréal, an initiative of Leadership Montréal.

Mr. Kengne holds a B.A. in Computer Engineering as well as a Master’s in Computer Science from the Université de Sherbrooke. He is also a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.

Socio-economic involvement
Mr. Kengne sits on several boards of directors of non-profit organizations, such as the FORCE foundation of the Université de Sherbrooke and the Campus Durable, a sustainable development committee. He is a membre of the Rencontres de Génie Cybersécurité committee of Genium360, and is responsible for advising and recruiting experts in the operational risk management and cyberprotection sectors. He also act as a mentor to youth through Academos and in grade schools via the Hour of Code initiative of Accenture.

He also offers pro bono consulting for community organizations (ERS Youth Development; Jeunesse, j'écoute, etc.) in partnership with students of Polytechnique, HEC and McGill.

He has also been the recipient of the volunteering prize Making A Difference, from Accenture Montréal in June 2019.

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
None

Other external directorships
Member of the board of directors of ISACA-Montréal (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), a reference international organization for information systems governance, control and audit professionals.
Member of the board of directors of ASIMM, Association de Sécurité de l'Information du Montréal Métropolitain.
Member of the board of directors of FJAQ, Forum Jeunesse Afro Québécois.

     
 
DANIEL H. LANTEIGNE
Age: 34
City: Montreal, Québec

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Financial institutions
•Human resources
•Social responsibility
 

Background – Bio
Mr. Lanteigne is presently a consultant at BNP Philanthropic Performance, a philanthropic consulting firm. He began his career as investment agent with Épargne Placements Québec, and then held several positions at the National Bank of Canada from 2007 to 2015. Following this, he was communications manager and human resources consultant at The War Amps of Canada. He was also general manager of the Fondation RÉA.

In 2019, Mr. Lanteigne obtained his certification to be recognized as Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). He is also a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA).

Mr. Lanteigne obtained a certificate in human resources management in 2013, a certificate in organizational communications in 2012 and a certificate in services administration in 2011, cumulatively resulting in a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

He has also just completed the Certification in corporate governance leading to the ASC designation offered by the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés of Université Laval.


Socio-economic involvement
For the last 20 years, Mr. Lanteigne has been very involved with persons with disabilities. He is also very involved in the philanthropic sector, including as a member of the national consulting committee for Canada’s Volunteer Awards program, as designated president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Quebec Chapter and as governor of Fondation Émergence.

He is also a member of the Accessibility Committee of Élections Québec.

He has been on the board of directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Université TÉLUQ.

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
None

Other external directorships
None

     
 
SYLVIE NELSON
Age: 59
Montréal, Québec
Director since October 26, 2017

INDEPENDENCE STATUS:
Not independent

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
•Services/Social economics
•Governance/Board of directors
•Human resources
•Pension plans/RRSPs/Savings
 
 
Background – Bio 
Ms. Sylvie Nelson was elected President of the Syndicat québécois des employées et des employés de service, Local 298 (FTQ) (SQEES-298) in 2017. Member of the FTQ office where she acts as Vice-President, she is also Vice-President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Ms. Nelson completed her studies in special education and has been involved in the union sector throughout the years. In 1997, she was hired as a union consultant for the Member Services Department of the SQEES-298. In 2010, she took over as leader of training services. Named Secretary-General of the SQEES-298 in 2011, she assumed political responsibility for training services, the political action committee, the intercultural committee and the mobilization committee, in addition to managing administrative personnel. In 2016, Ms. Nelson was elected Vice-President of the FTQ, representing the women of the FTQ.

Socio-economic involvement
Ms. Nelson has been involved with the union movement for over 35 years. She has assisted in coordinating complex issues, including pay relativity and pay equity, in both the public and private sectors.

Role within the Fonds de solidarité FTQ bodies
Director

Other external directorships
None
     


Withdrawal of application


ANNE-MARIE BOURGEOIS




Anne-Marie Bourgeois has withdrawn her application for a director position at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. It is therefore no longer possible to vote in favour of this candidate. For shareholders who have already voted in favour of Ms. Anne-Marie Bourgeois, it is possible for you to vote again, until September 16, 2020, 4:45 pm or live, at the Shareholders' Meeting which will take place on September 19, 2020, 2 pm. You will then have to vote again on all the points. If you choose not to change your vote, only the vote on Ms. Anne-Marie Bourgeois will be rejected.