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Rémy Trudel

Senior Consultant, ENAP professor


Rémy Trudel is a professor at Québec's University of Public Administration ENAP since 2005. His teaching focuses on principles and issues of public administration in legal entities, issues and management in the field of healthcare and social services, as well as external communications. He holds a PhD in educational administration from the University of Ottawa, as well as a bachelor's and a master's in educational science from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.

As a Member of the National Assembly for Rouyn-Noranda-Témiscamingue from 1989 to 2003, he held several positions, including: minister of municipal affairs, agriculture, fisheries and food, health and social services, minister of state for public, regional and indigenous affairs, as well as minister of citizenship and immigration. Mr Trudel founded the Université du Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue in 1983, and served as its first rector until 1989. Previously he was a professor in public administration and department director at the Université du Québec in Hull, Abitibi campus, from 1974 to 1979.

Known for his many appearances in the media over the past few years, his appearances on television shows Le Club des Ex and RDI Économie on Radio-Canada have made him a sought-after analyst, for his knowledge of public administration and different industries. His experience over nearly ten years in the world of communications, notably as producer, host and guest at conferences, also adds to his expertise in the field of public relations.

Since 2008, Rémy Trudel has also served as president of the Portuguese-French conference on health, COLUFRAS, an international non-government organization which sponsors a network of exchange and communications in the health field between countries which have established Portuguese or French as an official language. He is also a board member of UPA Développement International, a branch of Québec's Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) which focuses on international outreach.