Marie-Josée is a communications professional with a passion for public discourse. She is skilled in researching and understanding the Canadian media landscape and is proficient in the construction of political messaging. Her military experience provides her with an in-depth understanding of complex organizations.
Marie-Josée has been with Earnscliffe since 2018 and is part of the firm’s bilingual team, conducting research and value-add analysis on a range of client files in the government relations and communication spheres.
As a member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve from 1997 to 2014, Marie-Josée was responsible for managing public affairs for multiple internal organizations. She provided media and communications support during military exercises and events, and was a key contributor to internal and external publications. Marie-Josée was an in-house media trainer to members of the military, and created and implemented a communication strategy to improve the public perception of musicians within the Canadian Armed Forces. She earned the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Marie-Josée volunteers with the Canadian Public Relations Society and is involved in planning the 2020 national conference.
She holds a Master’s degree in Public Communication (M.A.) with a research thesis from Laval University in Quebec City: Learning and criticism of public communication rules during a public debate. The case of student representatives during the 2012 strike in Quebec.