Although the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau is only her 40s, she has had a lengthy and varied career in government and private industry and currently, as Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, she will be paying a visit to the riding of Huron-Bruce on July 24th.
Following graduation with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a graduate diploma in environmental management, she went on to work for the Canadian International Development Agency and followed that up in private industry running a successful tourism business.
Returning to politics, in 2015 she became MP in the southern Quebec riding of Compton-Stanstead and presently, in the Liberal government, has assumed the portfolio of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, while also serving a two-year term as member of the World Bank Group’s Advisory Council on Gender and Development.
In her former role as Minister of International Development, Bibeau helped focus Canada’s international assistance on helping the poorest and most vulnerable people. In 2016, Bibeau was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve on the Board of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and, then in 2017, she served on the World Health Organization (WHO) High-level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents to help Canada exercise its leadership on global health issues. After several months of consultations, Minister Bibeau launched Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy to help Canada become a leader in the fight against poverty by prioritizing gender equality in the country’s international assistance programming.
Supported by this new policy, Minister Bibeau advocated for actions and initiatives that empower women and girls, and she defended their rights and was at the heart of Canada’s strategy for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development objectives both at home and around the world.
According to her biography, in her current role as Federal Minister of Agriculture, Bibeau’s “… over-arching goal is to support the agricultural sector in a way that allows it to be a leader in job creation and innovation. Knowing that Canada’s farmers, ranchers and food processors are the foundation of our food sector, she will help Canada’s agriculture sector be more innovative, safer, and stronger.”
On July 24th, the Hon. Minister of Bibeau will be visiting the region of Huron-Bruce for the first time when she is hosted by the Huron-Bruce Liberal Association in Brussels.
“We are very pleased that Minister Bibeau will be coming to our region,” says Huron-Bruce Federal Liberal Candidate Allan Thompson. “She is the first woman to hold the portfolio of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food and, with agriculture such a part of our rural way of life in the area, her visit is seen as very important.”
The Huron—Bruce Federal Liberal Association
is hosting a free meet & greet with
the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau,
MP for Compton—Stanstead
July 24th, 2019 – 4:30–6:30 PM
Four Winds Barn
60 Orchard Lane, Brussels
ON N0G 1H0
Admission is free.
Light snacks and refreshments (cash bar).
Please register online in advance: