The National Battlefields Commission Has a New Chairwoman of the Board

The National Battlefields Commission Has a New Chairwoman of the Board

Press release from The National Battlefields Commission

Quebec, 2012 – Following last June 21st Order in Council, the National Battlefields Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Margaret F. Delisle as chairwoman of the board. Mrs. Delisle has been sitting on the board as a commissioner since December 2011.

The mayor of Sillery from 1985 to 1994, Margaret F. Delisle worked for several years for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, which she also chaired. S

he was always actively involved in her community. She chairs the board of directors of the Musée de la Civilisation and also sits on the board of TÉLUQ and the Fondation communautaire du grand Québec.

An MP for the Jean-Talon district from 1994 to 2007, Mrs. Delisle was the Minister responsible for Quebec’s Protection de la jeunesse et à la Réadaptation (Youth Protection and Rehabilitation) from 2005 to 2007.

The National Battlefields Commission is a government of Canada agency which forms part of the Minister of Canadian Heritage portfolio. The Commission is headed by a board of directors composed of nine volunteer commissioners. This appointment will help fill the position left vacant by Mr. André Juneau’s departure in November 2009 and for which Mr. Jacques Mathieu acted as interim.

It was on March 17, 1908 that the Commission was first established with the mandate to acquire and preserve the great Quebec historical battlefields, convert them into a national park, preserve this Canadian historic heritage for future generations and develop it so that the population could benefit from these resources.

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