Experts Biography

  • Wendy Thomson

    Wendy Thomson

    After a distinguished career in public services in the UK, Dr Thomson joined McGill University as Professor of Social Policy and Director of the School of Social Work in 2005. She teaches health and social policy and is a member of the Centre on Research on Children and Families. In November 2009, she was appointed as Commissioner to the 3 year long Ontario Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare.

    In the UK, she was Blair’s Chief Adviser on Public Service Reform, and led the Office of Public Service Reform in the Cabinet Office. She set up the first inspection service of local government in England and Wales, as Director of Inspection at the Audit Commission.

  • Pierre Shedleur

    Pierre Shedleur

    Pierre Shedleur is a graduate of the École des hautes études commerciales. He became a chartered accountant in 1972 and has been Fellow of the Ordre des comptables agréés since 1996. After working in the private sector, Mr. Shedleur began his career in the public sector in 1980. In particular, he worked at the Ministère de l’Éducation and at the Secrétariat du Conseil du trésor, and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité au travail (CSST) from 1993 to 1997. He has also been the president and CEO of the Société générale de financement du Québec.

    In 2004, he co-chaired the Forums régionaux sur l’avenir du Québec as well as an advisory panel on public finances.


  • Roger Paquet

    A graduate of Laval University, Roger Paquet holds a master’s degree in social work. He worked in the social rehabilitation field in various centres dealing with young people and adults from 1970 to 1993. Thereafter, he worked with the Québec government, especially at the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, where he held many senior positions, including deputy minister, a position he held from 2006 to 2009.

    He then became a consultant and carried out mandates regarding the planning, organization, operation and assessment of health and social services institutions. He is involved in the planning, development and performance of health systems. He has also been a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Institute for Health Information.