Steven Guilbeault was elected Member of Parliament for Laurier—Sainte-Marie in 2019. He was appointed Minister of Canadian Heritage in 2019. He is a prominent advocate in the fight against the climate crisis. In 1993, Guilbeault co-founded Équiterre, the largest environmental organisation in Quebec. He also worked for Greenpeace; Cycle Capital Management, a Canadian fund dedicated to the development of clean technologies; Deloitte & Touche as well as Copticom, a consulting firm specialising in transportation and the green and social economy.
As an activist and strategic advisor for dozens of governments and businesses in Canada and abroad, Guilbeault is a pragmatist who works to make a difference by building bridges and relationships.
An avid cyclist and sportsman, he has been riding his bike 12 months a year for the last 30 years.
Before joining the Ministry of Environment, she worked at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture as the administrative coordinator for academic affairs, extension and applied research. Prior to that, she served as an environmental audit and monitoring officer at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) for more than seven years and also as the alternate focal point for the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, and the Nagoya Protocol focal point, where she managed different projects aiming at regulating access to the genetic resources. In her capacity as an environmental audit and monitoring officer, she conducted environmental audit activities for different projects under operation and monitored their compliance with environmental regulations.
She is a member of the African Women in science and Engineering. A Rwandan national, Beatrice holds a Master’s in biodiversity conservation from the University of Rwanda.-->