OTTAWA, November 1, 2016 – The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P., announced yesterday that he will recommend the appointment of Ms. Lucie Moncion to serve in the Senate for the province of Ontario to the Governor General of Canada. Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) congratulates its current President of the Board of Directors Lucie Moncion on receiving this honour.

Ms. Moncion’s name was put forward for consideration to the Prime Minister by the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments as one of 2700 applicants. Lucie Moncion is an accomplished professional who is a leader in Canada’s co-operative movement.

Lucie Moncion has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance des caisses populaires de l’Ontario since 2001, when she became the first woman to hold such a position in a credit union federation in Canada. L’Alliance is a network of 12 caisses populaires that serves 23 Francophone municipalities in northeastern Ontario and plays a key role in the economic development of Francophone communities.

Ms. Moncion has a deep commitment to community service and participates on various boards of directors, including Vice-President on the Board of Directors at Nipissing University, Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Direction Ontario, and as a member of the Board of Directors at Collège Boréal.

Ms. Moncion became President and Chair of the Board of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada in 2016 and serves as President of the Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and has obtained the Chartered Director designation from both Université Laval and McMaster University.

Today, Prime Minister Trudeau recommended six Ontario representatives to serve in the Senate on Ontario’s behalf. “I look forward to working with those summoned to the Senate and seeing them use their remarkable knowledge and experience to benefit our great country,” he said.

With her unique knowledge and extensive experience, Lucie Moncion will be a valuable contributor to the important work of the Senate of Canada on behalf of Ontarians and all Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

About CMC: Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada is the national, bilingual association for co-operatives and mutuals in Canada. Through advocacy with the federal government, CMC provides a knowledgeable voice committed to improving the economic and regulatory environment for co-operatives and mutuals on behalf of our members. CMC’s members come from many sectors of the economy, including finance, insurance, agri-food and supply, wholesale and retail, housing, health, forestry, education, funeral services, public utilities and community development. CMC provides leadership to support, promote, and develop the co-operative economy in Canada. The co-operative and mutual movement in Canada counts more than 18 million memberships from approximately 9,000 co-operative and mutual enterprises.

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