When Pascale St-Onge ran for secretary general (2012) and then president (2015 and 2018) of the Fédération nationale des communications et de la culture (FNCC-CSN), she had a very specific goal in mind: addressing the crisis facing the media and newspapers and the economic challenges plaguing the cultural sector.
Results-driven and with a strong ability to build consensus around effective and concrete solutions, Pascale St-Onge has a proven track record as the leader of the FNCC-CSN. She has overseen several expert studies aimed at developing innovative public policies, participated in the creation and adoption of programs to support the print media, and contributed to the implementation of policies and programs to help our media and cultural sector adapt to the major shifts brought about by digital platforms. In addition, with the support of her colleagues, partners and employees at the Capitales Médias Group newspapers, Pascale devised a plan to buy out the Group and transform it into a cooperative that allowed the newspapers to survive and continue their mission.
With a bachelor’s degree in literary studies and a certificate in journalism, in addition to her years as a musician, she did not necessarily take a traditional career path, but her deep values of equity, democracy, and social justice led her to pursue a future in social and political action.
Having lived in Orford since 2018, she enjoys many outdoor activities our part of the country has to offer. She wants to work with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to help ensure a green, feminist, equitable, and inclusive post-pandemic recovery for Brome–Missisquoi. In doing so, she intends to promote local businesses, tourism and culture, agriculture as well as the development of our region.