Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

May 15, 2008 12:00 ET

Appointment to Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Civilization

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - The Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Andre E. Audet as vice chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

"I am delighted to welcome Mr. Audet to the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Civilization," said Minister Verner. "I am convinced that his extensive experience in the financial sector will be of great benefit to the museum."

Mr. Audet is the co-founder and former president of Capital Capda Corporation and the co-founder of the Brome Financial Corporation, both firms specializing in venture capital. He is currently a member of the investment committee of Novocap I and II and president of HLT Energie. From 1985 to 1994, Mr. Audet was chair of the Board of the Conseil de la Societe historique de la Famille LeMoyne. In the field of arts and culture, he has served as vice-president and administrator of Montreal's Theatre de Quat'Sous and chair of the Investment Committee of the Canada Council for the Arts. Mr. Audet has a master's degree in commerce from Universite Laval and a bachelor's degree from the Universite de Montreal.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation is a Crown corporation responsible for management of the Canadian Museum of Civilization and its affiliated museum, the Canadian War Museum, as well as the Virtual Museum of New France. One of the Corporation's most important goals is to foster greater appreciation among Canadians of their shared heritage. For more information about the Corporation, visit www.civilization.ca

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage,
    Status of Women and Official Languages
    Dominic Gosselin
    Press Secretary
    819-997-7788