Heritage Lower St. Lawrence is pleased to announce the appointment of former federal MP Guy Caron to the position of Acting Executive Director of the organization for a period of four to six months.
Mr. Caron will be responsible for carrying out a restructuring that has become necessary due to the rapid growth of the organization, which now has a staff of 10 employees.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Heritage Lower St. Lawrence, Mr. Alexander Reford, is delighted with Mr. Caron’s arrival. “Guy’s vast experience, his knowledge of the region, his sensitivity to the issues of linguistic minority communities and his achievements as a member of the House of Commons make him the ideal person to lead Heritage Lower St. Lawrence,” said Mr. Reford.
“Heritage has been forced by the pandemic to rethink the delivery of its services, but Guy will now lead our dedicated staff in its efforts to reorganize the organization so that it can meet the challenges of the future.
Born and raised in Rimouski, Guy Caron was the NDP Member of Parliament for the riding of Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basques from 2011 to 2019. He also served as the NDP Parliamentary Leader from October 2017 to February 2019.
“I am very happy to join Heritage Lower St. Lawrence. I have had many contacts with the organization during my parliamentary career and I have always been impressed with its dynamism, its professionalism and the way it represents its community in the region,” explains Mr. Caron, who has worked in the past with organizations representing the Canadian Francophonie in a minority setting, particularly in universities.
Among other experiences, he was a workshop secretary for the general meeting that saw the Fédération des francophones hors-Québec become the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadiennes (FCFA) in 1991.