Candidate in Jacques-Cartier
France Séguin was born on May 30, 1957 in St-Rédempteur in the Montérégie to farming parents. However, she spent her childhood and youth in the shadow of Lac St-Louis, in Pointe-Claire. Passionate about traveling from an early age, she made numerous long journeys that took her to various corners of the planet. To better understand the world and the societies she discovered, she chose studies that complemented these interests. She graduated from UQAM in sociology and communications and holds a master's degree in international development from the University of Ottawa. She has worked for more than 25 years as a social development specialist in various countries in Africa and South America in areas related to social development, socio-economic analysis, and the evaluation of the social impact on major infrastructure and other projects, particularly in the energy sector. She has also worked for NGOs (Canada World Youth, Oxfam Quebec), for the private sector (Tecsult, SNC-Lavalin, Rio Tinto, Encana, etc.) and for the institutional sector (CIDA, World Bank, USAID and many others).
In 2013, after many years abroad, she returned to Quebec, coming home to Pointe-Claire. She began to take a closer look at one of her other great passions, politics. She became a member of the federal NDP and began working to promote the cause of proportional representation with the Mouvement Démocratie Nouvelle (MDN). In 2016, she was a member of the founding group that set up the NPDQ.
Her desire to run for the NPDQ in the riding of Jacques Cartier is just the logical continuation of the work she has done all her life: to represent and defend people who don’t have the means to be heard, and seek progressive solutions to complex social problems. France Séguin defines herself as a woman with heart; as a committed social democrat with clear and unequivocal political orientations on the left; as a determined, dynamic and pragmatic woman.