President. Jean Chevrier is a lawyer and a former professor of Canadian
political history and International Relations. He worked as legal counsel
for the Department of Justice Canada. He has written extensively on Canadian
politics and also served as an advisor to Robert Stanfield and to the
Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Joe Clark. He was the editor of The
Prime Ministers of Canada.
Denis L. Daigneault
Vice-president. Denis Daigneault is a historian, filmmaker, editor and
educator. After many years as a researcher and project manager and multimedia producer at the National Film Board of Canada, he worked as an education advisor at Dawson College and founded the Institute
for Educational Resources. He was the editor of Native Leaders of
Secretary. Angely Pacis is a Canadian immigration lawyer & community leader, with practice experience in Aboriginal, Constitutional and Immigration Law. She has a practice interest in National Security, Public International & Treaty Law as well as a general interest in matters of Environmental stewardship, Canadian economic growth and Business. Multifaceted, she comes from an entrepreneurial family, having managed commercial properties and a medical group while pursuing studies in journalism and in law. She was a journalist and young publisher prior to becoming a lawyer.
Treasurer. Diana Diaconu is a Law school graduate in her native Romania. After many years at Fido/Rogers Communications she has recently joined the public service, working for Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Gerald C. Gummersell
Gerald C. Gummersell is chairman and managing director of The Gummersell
Group Inc., a Canadian-based fund raising and investment financing company.
He is also the founding chairman and chief executive officer of CANIFEX
International, a non-profit, registered charitable corporation that encourages
international business co-operation for sustainable development.
Tony Di Iorio
Tony Di Iorio is Print Management Specialist at BRADDA Printing Services Inc. His specialties include concept development, design, and layout,
as well as printing and distribution. He has pioneered techniques for
short-run book publishing and for producing promotional materials on demand.
Gaëtan Jeaurond worked for twenty-seven years in
the federal civil service and today operates his own consulting firm specializing
in protocol issues. Literature and books, especially old books, are his
passion. He published a collection of poems, Pays en Palabres Perdus (Editions David), and in his undergraduate years was crowned Poet Laureate
at the University of Toronto's Massey College.
James Lorimer is an Ottawa-based public affairs consultant with over twenty
years experience in government relations. He has worked with national
associations and corporations ranging from airlines to agriculture, banking
to broadcasting. He provides strategic communications and media relations
services to numerous clients.
Lorne Monti is a gifted wordsmith. He has had a diverse background which
includes the feature film industry. Over the years Mr. Monti has written
about a variety of issues from politics to lifestyles, often exploring
their communitarian value. He continues to work on several projects including
the New Federation's Leadership Series.
Jeanne Poulin is a bilingual journalist specializing in socio-political
issues whose articles have appeared in trade magazines, regional newspapers
and several anthologies. Her work as a storyteller has been produced in
museums and theatres in Montreal.
Jacques G. Ruelland, Ph.D.
Jacques G. Ruelland teaches history at l’Université de Montréal, and works as a museologist for a number of museums. He has written thirty books on history, philosophy and literature. A long-time associate of New Federation House, he was, notably, the French translator of The Governors General of Canada, for which he wrote the biography of the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean.
Franck Hénault has worked for many years as a professional in a
complex regulatory environment where attention paid to the intelligible
expression of ideas has great importance. His passion for detail and for
the French language and its literature have led him to become a linguistic
Margarita Reti is a pharmacist and worked for many years in the health care sector; she is currently a consultant to the life sciences industry and to companies in the technology sector. She publishes “Life Sciences News Briefs”, “Emerging Decision Making Hierarchies,” and “Federal Provincial Healthcare Activities in Canada.”
Born in Congo - Brazzaville, author Ghislaine Sathoud has lived in Montreal for several years. This human rights activist holds several degrees, including two issued by Montréal universities: a Masters in Political Science and a Certificate in Criminology. Author of several books, and laureate of the Naji Naaman Literary Awards in 2008, she is a researcher associated with the Réseau francophone de recherche sur les opérations de paix at l’Université de Montréal. Ghislaine Sathoud is the first immigrant woman to be elected president of the Société des écrivains francophones d’Amérique.