Mrs. Girard, who holds a bachelor’s degree
in fine arts from Université Laval, worked
in the cultural arena for more than a decade.
After many years in the private sector, her career
took her to Délégation Générale
du Québec à Paris, where she was
responsible for developing markets linked to the
cultural industries. Political Advisor in the
Office of the Minister of Culture et Communications
and then Director of the Offices of the Ministers
of Tourisme, Revenu and Industrie, Commerce, Sciences
et Technologies, Mrs. Girard is experienced in
management, legislation, negotiation and mediation
involving private, public and association representatives.
Joining the BAPE in 2000, Mrs. Girard has chaired
two commissions—one studying the proposed
construction of the Mercier hydroelectric power
plant in Grand-Remous and, quite recently, one
mandated to hold public hearings on the proposed
bypassing of road 117 in Annonciation. She has
also been a commissioner for various different
projects in the context of five public hearings.