Director of Policy, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Martin Lavoie is currently Director of policy for the Canadian Manufacturers &
Exporters (CME), Canada’s largest trade and business association representing over 10,000 businesses across the country. Martin is primarily responsible for the elaboration of policy positions that relate to innovation and public and R&D, business taxation and government procurements. Previously, Martin worked in government relations for private institutions enjoying Canada-wide recognition, such as the Canadian Bankers Association and Bombardier Inc.
He also benefited from several experiences in the public sector, as a Policy analyst for Canadian Heritage and Elections Canada. He also was a parliamentary intern in Ottawa (2001-2002), which allowed him to work for Members of Parliament and learn directly about democracy on the ground. Martin is President of the Parliamentary Internship Alumni Association, which brings together some 400 Canadian alumni of this prestigious program founded in 1969. He currently lives in the Ottawa region with his wife Julie and their daughter Rosalie.