Martine Hébert, Senior Vice-President and National French Spokesperson
Senior Vice-President and National French Spokesperson
Martine Hébert is Senior Vice-President and National French Spokesperson at CFIB. She manages all legislative activities and communications in Quebec, while acting as spokesperson across the country on national issues related to SMEs. She also is a member of CFIB's Operations committee.
Martine holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Montreal and has over 20 years experience in public and government relations.
Before coming to CFIB, Martine was President of her own Public Affairs agency for nearly 10 years. During this time, Martine gained much of her experience working as a consultant for professional and trade associations throughout Quebec and Canada.
Martine has also acted as Director of Government and Public Affairs at the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec, as well as various political functions at the provincial level. Over the years she has tackled many issues important to small businesses in her career, including labour laws, economic development and entrepreneurship, self-employment, retail, distribution of financial products, energy, and many more.
Martine authored the book The Secrets of Lobbying, the first guide of its kind to be published in Quebec. She also taught Government Relations at the University of Montreal and was co-founder and president of l'Association québécoise des lobbyistes and the Fondation l'Actuel.
In 2010 Martine received an Honourary Degree from the Department of Economics at the University of Montreal.