Serge Marcil has a Master’s degree in education science and school administration. He was elected Member of Parliament for Beauharnois-Salaberry in 2000.
Dedicated to regional development, Mr. Marcil has worked to bring about a number of major projects in his region including the retention of companies such as Expro, re-launching the Safari Park and ensuring a financial commitment from the federal government for the completion of Highway 30.
His commitment to young people is clearly illustrated through the FSJ (Fondation Solidarité Jeunesse) in which Mr. Marcil invests $10,000 each year to address the issue of school drop out rates.
His political career began as a municipal councillor in the 1980s. He was a member of the National Assembly of Quebec from 1985 to 1994 where he served as minister of Employment for Quebec.
As a member of the AIPLF (l’Association internationale des parlementaires de langue française) from 1985 to 1993, he participated in a number of international conferences and missions in countries such as the Central African Republic, Gabon and Spain.
In 1998, he was a project leader and representative with the Paul Gérin Foundation in Senegal and became CEO of the foundation on his return to Canada. During his time in Africa he managed to re-launch an education project which is now considered a model for west Africa.
His willingness to work for and with people is also reflected in the tangible results to which many young African men and women can attest.
Wherever he has worked, Mr. Marcil has always operated in cooperation with partners concerned. Team work has consistently been the value underlying the career of Mr. Marcil.