Prior to joining the Rothwell Group in 2006, Leo Duguay held the position of Senior Vice President with a major international public affairs firm where he provided government relations counsel across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.
A former Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for St. Boniface, Manitoba, Mr. Duguay served on the House of Commons Standing Committees on: Health & Welfare; Transport; Official Languages; and Employment and Immigration. He also served as Canada’s representative on the Human Rights Committee at the United Nations 40th Assembly.
Following his House of Commons career, Léo was Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State for External Affairs before forming his own consulting firm in 1990. Through his ownership of Duralex Management Inc. he provided consulting services to many leading Canadian and North American organizations.
Prior to his election to the House of Commons, Léo was a teacher and high school principal as well as an active citizen, serving on the boards of several community organizations and receiving numerous awards in recognition of that service. These include Member of the Order of the Buffalo Hunt, and Chevalier Ordre de la Pleiade. Léo is a Member of both the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Léo is currently Chair of the Board of Tree Canada, a Past President of the Canadian Teachers Federation and the Government Relations Institute of Canada. He has served 5 years as President of the Association of Former Parliamentarians (MPs and Senators). The Hill Times has recognized Léo as one of the top one hundred Lobbyists.
Leo is married to Charlette a retired Interior Designer. They have two daughters, Toni Deneige (deceased) and Tari Alexis and two grandchildren Gradon and Rhys.
About the Léo Duguay Endowment Fund
The purpose of the endowment fund is to both honour Léo’s immense contribution to Canada and Canadians as well as his significant involvement and leadership of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. The endowment will support activities and projects which promote Canadian parliamentary democracy and draws on the knowledge and talents of former parliamentarians.
More specifically initiatives undertaken will have as their purpose:
- Engaging citizens in the parliamentary process
- Empowering the role of backbench MPs
- Encouraging young people to engage in the Canadian democratic process
- Promoting parliamentary decorum
For more information on the Terms of Reference for the Endowment Fund click HERE.