The nomination of Marc Godbout as the Liberal candidate for the federal riding of Ottawa-Orléans is a sign of the community's confidence in him and a recognition of his ability to effectively represent its residents.
Before entering into politics, Mr. Godbout had an outstanding career in education. He has held key positions including Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for elementary and secondary education in Ontario, Director General and Secretary Treasurer of the Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française du Centre-Est de l'Ontario, and Vice-President Academic at La Cité collégiale in Ottawa. At the time of his nomination, Marc headed a consulting firm specializing in strategic planning.
Besides serving as an advisor to several ministers of education and various Ontario colleges and universities, Mr. Godbout has chaired numerous administrative boards both provincially and federally. He was an active participant in constitutional conferences including the negotiation of the Canada Clause in the Charlottetown Accord framework.
In January 2004, the Association internationale des parlementaires de langue française bestowed the Order of the Pléiades on Mr. Godbout for his exceptional contributions in promoting his community.
He has a Masters degree in Education from the University of Ottawa as well as several professional qualifications. The father of three sons, Mr. Godbout and his spouse Suzanne live in Orléans.