Marc Séguin oversees all the organization’s policy initiatives, including all issues related to feature film. Additional responsibilities include government relations, membership services, communications, the general operations of the CMPA’s Ottawa office.
Before joining the CMPA, Marc held a number of increasingly senior positions in the Public Service of Canada between the late 1980s and 2001. While working as a civil servant, Marc was recruited to a ministerial task force that helped support the Charlottetown Accord initiative of 1992, which was a package of proposed amendments to the Constitution of Canada. Later, he was assigned to another ministerial task force mandated to contribute to the amalgamation of number of federal departments into the Department of Canadian Heritage, which was inaugurated in 1993. Further to this accomplishment, he played an instrumental role in developing and implementing the Government of Canada’s Feature Film Policy of 2000 and its various initiatives, including the Canada Feature Film Fund. Following a short assignment in Vancouver with Telefilm Canada, Seguin was recruited by a former Executive Director of Telefilm Canada to assist with a national review of the federal government’s Canadian content definitions in 2002.
Marc is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, where he earned a BA with a Specialization in Communication Studies.