FPA Luncheon with Quebec Premier Pauline Marois [SOLD OUT]

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Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Thursday, December 13, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
St. Regis Roof
2 East 55th Street at Fifth Avenue
New York , NY
Event type
Lunch / Dinner  

Event Description



Please join the Foreign Policy Association for a luncheon with the Honorable Pauline Marois, Premier of Québec, on Thursday , December 13, 2012.

Pauline Marois is the first woman to become Premier of Québec. She has held fifteen ministerial posts in the course of her career in government. Premier Marois, who assumed office on September 12, 2012, will speak about her administration's plans for achieving a robust economy in Québec.

Event Speakers

    • Hon. Pauline Marois - Guest of Honor
      Premier of Quebec

      Pauline Marois is the first woman to become premier of Québec.


      Ms. Marois earned degrees in social work and business administration and has shown the mark of a pioneer and leader since her career began. In the 1970s, she helped launch the Association des coopératives d’économie familiale de l’Outaouais, whose mission, which is still relevant today, is to protect consumer rights. She also helped create the first television cooperative in Québec, the CFVO, and establish emergency social services at the Centre des services sociaux du Montréal métropolitain.


      Her political career officially began in 1978 when she became press attaché for the Minister of Finance. The following year, she was assigned leadership of the office of the Minister of State for the Status of Women. She was first elected to the National Assembly in 1981 in the riding of La Peltrie, then four times in the riding of Taillon (1989, 1994, 1998, and 2003), and has served as minister of several departments. She has acquired intimate knowledge of the many issues affecting Québecers, be it the status of women, employment, the economy, finance and revenue, social security, families, education, health and social services, research, science and technology, or industry and trade. She also served as vice-premier from 2001 to 2003.


      Elected and re-elected in the riding of Charlevoix in 2007 and 2008, Ms. Marois was respectively leader of the second opposition then leader of the official opposition. With the general election of September 4, 2012, bringing her party to power, the new Member of the National Assembly for Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré was sworn in as Premier of Québec on September 19, 2012.


      During her 30 years in politics, Pauline Marois has contributed in many ways to the advancement of Québec. She has established laws, implemented policies, and promoted numerous projects, such as the Québec Water Policy, the drug insurance plan, the Pay Equity Act, the Balanced Budget Act, the Act to govern the financing of political parties, and the Charter of the French Language, in particular. She also created Québec’s first family policy, which led to the birth of many childcare centres, $5-a-day daycare, parental insurance, and several measures to improve work-family balance.


      Today and in the years to come, Pauline Marois intends to be the “Premier of all Québecers.” Liberty, integrity, and trust are the values that will guide her in accomplishing this mission.


    • Hon. Pauline Marois