Monday, July 20, 2009

He's Qualified

From the guys who gave us the Accountability Act, heeeeere's the next Canadian ambassador to UNESCO:

André Bachand was elected mayor of Asbestos in 1986 and reeve of the Or Blanc (Asbestos) Regional County Municipality in 1987. He was re-elected to both positions in 1990 and 1994. In 1997, he was elected member of Parliament for the federal riding of Richmond-Arthabaska, one of five MPs from Quebec elected for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. He was re-elected in 2000, becoming the only Progressive Conservative MP representing Quebec. In August 2004, the Government of Quebec appointed him to head its office in Ottawa. In September 2008, Mr. Bachand left that position to run as the Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the riding of Sherbrooke. Mr. Bachand is the father of a 13-year-old son, Gabriel. He succeeds Gilbert Laurin.

The Tories made some good appointments these last few years, but surely Canada could send someone to UNESCO with some background in science and culture.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is the re-appointment of Tasha Kheiriddin to the Old Port of Montréal Corporation Inc. board a quality selection?

Ottawa Watch said...

At least Tasha is a lawyer, although I don't know enough about her areas of practice and expertise.