Speaker Hon. Pascale St-Onge

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Hon. Pascale St-Onge

Minister of Canadian Heritage

Minister of Canadian Heritage
Location
Brome—Missisquoi

The Honourable Pascale St-Onge was elected as the Member of Parliament for Brome—Missisquoi in 2021. She has previously served as Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec.

Minister St-Onge is a champion for equity, democracy, and social justice with a strong track record in leadership, focused on implementing effective and concrete solutions to complex issues.

Over the past decade, Minister St-Onge served as Secretary General then President of the Fédération nationale des communications et de la culture, where she worked to address the challenges facing the media, newspapers, and the cultural sector. In this role, she oversaw expert studies aimed at developing public policies, participated in the creation and adoption of programs to support the print media, and contributed to the implementation of policies and programs designed to help the media and cultural sectors adapt to shifts brought about by digital platforms. In addition, she was instrumental in the purchase of the Groupe Capitales Médias and its transformation into a cooperative that allowed its daily newspapers to survive and continue their mission.

Minister St-Onge holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literary Studies from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a certificate in journalism from the Université de Montréal. She also enjoyed a career as a musician for many years.

Minister St-Onge has lived in Orford, Quebec, since 2018.

Speaking on: In Conversation With the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage

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