Robert Gourd, Commissioner
official acceptance of his nomination on September 2
nd , 1998, in Washington, Mr. Robert Gourd has been
appointed Commissioner of the International Joint Commission
From 1974 to 1978, Mr. Gourd was Assistant General Director of the Liberal Party of Canada (Quebec Chapter).
Elected in 1979 and 1980 to the Parliament of Canada (Argenteuil-Papineau), he served as Chairman of the
House Standing Committee on Communications and Culture, Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister of State (Multiculturalism), and Canadian delegate to many international conferences.
More recently, Mr. Gourd has been on the Board of Directors of Telebec and Air Club, Vice-President
(Governmental Affairs) for Uniforêt, and Consultant for Bell Canada and Radio-Québec.
Mr. Gourd was also active on the international scene as a member of Team Canada in China and Hong Kong in 1995;
India, Pakistan, Indonesia and Malaysia in 1996; Korea, Philippines and Thailand in 1997; and Mexico,
Brazil Argentina and Chile in 1998.