Senior Vice-President, Policy
As a member of the association’s executive team, Marc provides strategic guidance on policy matters, with the ultimate goal of ensuring the continued vitality of Canada’s independent production sector.
In his role, he oversees all of the organization’s policy initiatives, including all those related to government relations, research and the Canadian feature film sector.
Before joining the CMPA, Marc held a number of increasingly senior positions within the federal departments of Communications Canada and Canadian Heritage between the late 1980s and early 2000s. While working in the public sector, 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. 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, which is administered by Telefilm Canada. Following a short assignment in Vancouver with Telefilm Canada, in 2002, Marc was seconded to work with the former executive director of Telefilm Canada to assist with a national review of the federal government’s Canadian content definitions.
Marc is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, where he earned a BA with a specialization in communication studies.