Human Resources and Social Development Canada

Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Government of Canada

Government of Canada

May 04, 2007 12:06 ET

HRSDC: Appointment to the Canada Industrial Relations Board

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 4, 2007) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced the full-time appointment of Mr. Herman Champagne to the Canada Industrial Relations Board as an employer member.

"Mr. Champagne has held progressively senior positions in different industries with national or international companies," said Minister Blackburn. "The Canada Industrial Relations Board will value his knowledge and expertise."

Mr. Champagne's recent professional experience includes three years as Director of Human Resources at Technicolor, which specializes in film, television and commercial post-production. Prior to that, he was responsible for human resources and labour relations activities at Collins & Aikman, an American company that manufactures automobile carpets and plastic components for the automotive industry. Mr. Champagne also served as Senior Advisor of Human Resources at Petro-Canada for six years.

Mr. Champagne holds a bachelor's degree in industrial relations from Universite Laval and a general law certificate from the Universite de Montreal. He is a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agrees du Quebec.

The Canada Industrial Relations Board was established on January 1, 1999, as an independent, representational, quasi-judicial tribunal. Its mandate is to interpret and apply the provisions of Part I of the Canada Labour Code dealing with bargaining rights and unfair labour practices.

For more information on the Board, please visit

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