L’IDU rassemble et anime la communauté immobilière. Il organise pour ses membres plusieurs événements et activités qui permettent aux leaders de l’industrie immobilière de rencontrer les joueurs clés du développement urbain. Découvrez la version téléchargeable de notre programmation événementielle en cliquant ici. 

André Boisclair

President and CEO


André Boisclair has acted as President and CEO for the Urban development institute of Québec (UDI) since June 2016.

Boisclair chaired the Environmental and Social Impact Review Committee (COMEX) from December 2013 to April 2016. In 2014, he became Special Advisor to the Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change. Holding a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2005) and a corporate director certification (ASC) from Université Laval (2009), André Boisclair is also a member of the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec (Adm.A.). In September 2014, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.

André Boisclair was elected to the National Assembly of Québec five times (1989–2004 and 2006–2007). He held important cabinet positions under the Lucien Bouchard and Bernard Landry governments, serving as Citizenship and Immigration Minister (1996–1998), Social Solidarity Minister (1998–2001), and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs and Greater Montreal, the Environment and Water (2001–2003). He was also party leader from 2002 to 2003.

Party members elected Boisclair as leader of the Parti Québécois in November 2005, a position he held until May 2007. He then worked as a strategic development and public affairs consultant, first at Ernst and Young, and then independently. Boisclair served clients in the engineering, mining, waste management, energy and green technology sectors. In 2011, he was appointed as an advisor to the Board of Directors for Questerre (QEC), a gas exploration company. He accepted the position of Quebec Delegate General in New York in December 2012, at the request of the Québec Premier.

Boisclair introduced several governmental reforms, including the first water policy (2002), the Québec action plan on protected areas (2002), the Pesticides Management Code (2002), updates to the Regulation respecting the reduction of pollution from agricultural sources (2002), the first policy recognizing independent community action (2000) and a major overhaul of services to young social assistance recipients.

Boisclair taught strategic communications at Concordia University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Regroupement des évènements majeurs internationaux (2010–2012) and President of La Fondation l’Actuel, and has sat on the Boards of the Régie des installations olympiques (2008–2010), Fondation Mobilys (2010–2012) and the advisory committee for the David Suzuki Foundation (2010–2011).

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