Yves Séguin holds a degree in law and a masters degree
in business law, with a concentration in taxation, from the University
of Ottawa. He is also a member of the Barreau du Québec.
Séguin is currently president of Groupe Marine. Since 1999,
he has held various positions with the Bank of Montreal, including
that of vice president for business development with the firm Jones
Heward Investment Management. He was also executive vice president
and assistant to the president, Québec and vice president
and chief operating officer with BMO Harris Private Bank. He also
sits on a number of boards of directors.
1993 to 1998, he held the position of delegate for Canadian affairs
with the Compagnie générale des eaux (Groupe Vivendi).
From 1991 to 1993, he practised law with a number of law firms.
He was elected to the National Assembly in 1985 in Montmorency riding,
and was appointed Minister of Revenue in 1987 and Minister of Labour
in 1988, positions he held until 1991.
Anne-Marie dAmours holds a masters degree in business
administration (M.B.A.) from the École des Hautes Études
Commerciales and a degree in law from the Université de Montréal.
She is also a member of the Barreau du Québec.
dAmours has been president of Capimont Technologies since
1999. She worked for the Fonds de solidarité FTQ for nine
years, holding successively the positions of legal counsel, director
of legal affairs, vice president for legal affairs and assistant
secretary. She has also worked for the firm Marchand, Jasmin et
Melançon as an expert in business law. She is a member of
the board of directors of Roctest.
Renaud Lachance holds a masters degree in economics from the
London School of Economics and a masters degree in taxation
from the Université de Sherbrooke. He has also studied business
administration at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales
Lachance is currently an associate professor at the HEC specializing
in taxation economic policy programs at the graduate level, and
in taxation at the undergraduate level. He has participated in many
research activities in the field of taxation policy, in the course
of which he has frequently lectured at symposiums and other public
events. He has directed the HECs bachelors program in
business administration since June 2000.
relations with the economic and taxation communities have led him
to take part in many committees examining these issues. Among others,
he was a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Association
des économistes du Québec, an economics adviser to
business people at the socio-economic summit conference, and a guest
expert of the Commission on Taxation and the Financing of Public
Services. Lastly, he was governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation
and economic adviser to the president of the Ordre des comptables
agréés du Québec.
Andrée Lajoie holds a masters degree in political science
from Oxford University and a law degree from the Université
de Montréal. She is also a member of the Barreau du Québec.
Lajoie is foundation professor at the Centre de recherche en droit
public of the Faculté de droit of the Université de
Montréal, which she directed from 1976 to 1980. Her career
there is focused on research on constitutional law and - more particularly
in the field of interest to the Commission on Fiscal Imbalance -
on the federal governments spending power, in particular in
health and higher education.
recently, her research has covered the theory of law, which she
teaches in a doctoral seminar at her faculty. She has been a guest
professor at many universities, both in Europe and Canada, and has
published a number of articles and works with Canadian and European
publishers, some of the most recent being: Théories et
émergence du droit: pluralisme, surdétermination et
effectivité, (Thémis/Bruylant, 1998); Jugements
de valeurs, (PUF, 1997), and Le statut juridique des peuples
autochtones au Québec et le pluralisme, (Blais, 1996).
She heads the collection Le droit aussi published jointly with Lliber/Blais.
Nicolas Marceau holds a doctorate in economics from Queens
University in Kingston, Ontario and a masters degree in economics
from the Université de Montréal.
Marceau is currently foundation professor with the Département
des sciences économiques of the Université du Québec
à Montréal, where he has taught since 1996. He was
also assistant professor in the Département déconomique
of Université Laval from 1992 to 1996.
Marceau is the author and co-author of a number of publications.
He has lectured and participated in seminars at many institutions
of higher learning, including: Concordia University, the École
des Hautes Études Commerciales, Queens University,
Simon Fraser University, the Université de Montréal,
the Université de Sherbrooke and the University of Ottawa.
His research has led him elsewhere in Canada, to Belgium and France.
Alain Noël holds a doctorate in international studies from
the University of Denver and a bachelors and a masters
degree in political science from the Université de Montréal.
Noël is foundation professor in the department of political
science of the Université de Montréal and director
of the Centre de recherche sur les transformations économiques
et sociales (CRITÈRES), also at the Université de
Montréal. He is also an associate researcher with the the
Institute for Research on Public Policy, and a member of the Advisory
Council of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queens
University, Kingston, Ontario.
Noël has authored many studies on social policy and federalism,
in Québec and in Canada, and from a comparative perspective.
These works have been published in various journals, including the
American Political Science Review, International Organization,
the Revue française des affaires sociales, and the
Canadian Journal of Political Science.
recent years, Mr. Noël has been director of advanced studies
at the department of political science of the Université
de Montréal, assistant director of Canadian Public Policy
journal, and guest professor in Canadian studies and social work
at the University of California, Berkeley. He has also served as
an expert for the Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales
canadiennes of the Québec government, and for the ministère
de lEmploi et de la Solidarité.
Stéphane Saintonge holds a masters degree in taxation
from the Université de Sherbrooke, a bachelors degree
in law from the Université de Montréal and is a graduate
of the École du Barreau du Québec and the Institut
québécois de planification financière.
1993, Mr. Saintonge joined the firm of Legault-Joly-Tiffault as
associate attorney. Previously, he worked at Viau et Berger, Beaupré
et Trudeau, Spiegel et Sohmer, and Mendelsohn Rosentzveig Shacter.
Since 1987, he has been a lecturer at the Association de planification
fiscale et financière and with the training program of the
Barreau du Québec.
Saintonge is a member of the Association de planification fiscale
et financière (APFF) and the Canadian Tax Foundation. He
was a member of the board of directors of the Institut québécois
de planification fiscale et financière from 1992 to 1996,
a director of the Société générale de
financement du Québec from 1996 to 2000 and a director of
the Centre de recherche industriel du Québec from 1997 to
2000. He has lectured on many occasions, among others, for the APFF
and the Canadian Institute.
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