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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
JUNE - JULY 2009/VOLUME 12/NUMBER 3
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A CHANGE AT THE REGIONAL
SMALL CRAFT HARBOURS BRANCH
Bernard Beaudoin

Since April 1, the Regional Small Craft Harbours Branch has had a new regional director, Bernard Beaudoin, who has taken over from Gervais Bouchard.

Holder of a university diploma in Architecture, Beaudoin entered the Canadian Coast Guard in 1986 as a technical and graphic information technician. From 1997 to 2001, he served as project leader with the Technical Services Branch. Then, in 2001, he moved to the Regional Small Craft Harbours and Real Property Services Branch where he served as head of asset management and projects. From 2007 to 2008, he was employed by Public Works and Government Services Canada as project director for the XIIe Sommet de la Francophonie.

Bernard Beaudoin is no stranger to the regional director’s position at the Small Craft Harbours Branch since he several times held this position on an interim basis in 2006 and 2007. He is, therefore, familiar with the concerns of harbour authorities, the branch’s main clientele.

His return to the Small Craft Harbours Branch coincides with the implementation of the Accelerated Infrastructure Program, which he sees as a unique opportunity to collaborate in the establishment of more harbour projects throughout Quebec. Beaudoin and his team are currently completing an organisational restructuring of the regional branch in order to, as he puts it, “strengthen our ties with the harbour authorities and increase the support they expect us to provide”.

For Bernard Beaudoin, establishing and maintaining frank and open communication is tremendously important. Returning after a two-year absence from the Branch, one of his priorities will be to go out into the field to meet the clientele in order to re-establish contact with them.


Lyne Beaumont
Small Craft Harbours