After a well-rounded career in politics in which he left an indelible mark, Jean-Marc Fournier joins SYRUS as Strategic Advisor. His arrival will add depth and experience to the firm as it provides strategic advice in business and communications.

“Over the course of his impressive career, Jean-Marc has developed outstanding skills in strategic thinking, communications and issue management. I am impressed with his pragmatism, his special knack for making complex matters intelligible and his uncanny ability to grasp the finest nuances of an issue. We are proud to welcome Jean-Marc to our team, and look forward to having our clients benefit from his deep understanding of the socioeconomic ecosystems in Québec and the rest of Canada, as well as his sensitivity to social acceptability issues,” explained Alain Bergeron, President of SYRUS.

Jean-Marc Fournier retired from politics in 2018 after representing the ridings of Châteauguay and Saint-Laurent.  He has held numerous high-profile portfolios in his life in public office, notably serving as Québec’s  Minister of Municipal Affairs, Minister of Education, Minister of Justice, Minister of Education, Leisure and Sports, as well as Minister responsible for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie. The latter mandate gave him the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge of political, economic and social changes across the various regions of Canada. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated great leadership and put his talent as a communicator to effective use, whether as a parliamentary leader in government, an advisor in electoral campaign buses in 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2018, or as part of his duties as Leader of the Official Opposition and Interim Leader of the Québec Liberal Party.

“I decided to join SYRUS because this firm brings together wide-ranging talent known for being agile and nimble in all situations. With its multidisciplinary approach, the SYRUS team offers a comprehensive package of expertise to our clients. After more than 25 years in political action, I now have an opportunity to share my counsel with our partners and be involved in helping them fulfill their projects. This is an exciting challenge,” stated Jean-Marc Fournier.