Recognized as a results-driven figure, the Honourable Christian Paradis was Member of the Parliament of Canada for the Mégantic-L’Érable from 2006 to 2015, and Cabinet Minister between 2008 and 2015, of Public Works and Government Services, Natural Resources, Industry and International Development and La Francophonie.
During his years in office, the Honourable Christian Paradis led very important files in Canada. At the global stage, he played a leadership role with his involvement in developing and pushing on blended finance for international development.
The Honourable Christian Paradis did not seek a fourth mandate and he joined GardaWorld in January 2016 as Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, Protective Services.
He graduated from the University of Sherbrooke in civil law and holds a graduate degree in corporate law from Université Laval. He has been member of Quebec Bar since 1997.
The Honourable Christian Paradis is member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada since 2007 and he is recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).
He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Canada and Canada World Youth.