A job at the Caisse de dépôt after the bitter failure of the UN

Un emploi à la Caisse de dépôt après le cuisant échec à l’ONU

A little over a month after the failure of Canada to gain a place on the security Council of the united Nations, the one who was until recently the country with the international organization, Marc-André Blanchard has already found a new job at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has learned The Newspaper.

Un emploi à la Caisse de dépôt après le cuisant échec à l’ONU

Charles Émond
CEO of the Caisse de dépôt

According to our information, Mr. Blanchard, 54, will be appointed to the committee of management of the Fund, so that it would report directly to the CEO, Charles Emond. He will be responsible for the international activities of the institution, which has 10 offices around the world.

The lawyer has left his post as ambassador to the united Nations in early July, just after the defeat of Canada at the vote required for obtaining a non-permanent seat in the security Council. Canada finished in third place, behind Norway and Ireland.

To explain the reverse of the security Council, the 2nd in a row after the one suffered in 2010, Mr. Blanchard spoke of a ” multiplicity of factors “.

Bob Rae, former liberal cabinet minister and federal ex-prime minister new democratic of Ontario, comes from the successor to Marc-André Blanchard, who had been in post since April 2016.

“Big brother,” a V.-P.

Before being appointed to the united Nations headquarters in New York, Mr. Blanchard was president and CEO of the law firm McCarthy Tétrault llp since 2010.

At McCarthy, Marc-André Blanchard has worked with Kim Thomassin, now first vice-president and head of Investments at Quebec at the Caisse.

Last year, during a lunch-talk organized by Lawyers without borders Canada, Ms. Thomassin has presented to Mr. Blanchard as “a friend, a mentor, a big brother,” according to the media specialist Right-Inc.

Former president of the QLP

Marc-André Blanchard is also well known in the circles of the liberals. He has been president of the liberal Party of Quebec from 2000 to 2008, during a good part of the mandate of Jean Charest as prime minister.

In addition, Mr. Blanchard has been a part of the transition team of the prime minister Justin Trudeau after the first election of the latter to the head of the country, in October 2015.

– With the collaboration of Alexandre Robillard, Bureau of investigation

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