Nomination Date: 25/04/2019
An adoptive Montrealer, Kathy Laframboise holds a master’s degree in general economics, a bachelor’s degree in applied economics and a certificate in international economics from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
An economist by training, Kathy began her career at the Ministry of Transportation in the National Capital. Her focus was on tourism, road safety and congestion costs. Now working for the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity, she conducts research and studies related to the labour market, development and economic growth in several regions of Quebec. She now serves as a director for Montreal, a city she particularly loves.
She is also a mother and frequent traveller, and is completing her final session of her Ph.D. in geography research at Université Laval. Her doctoral training allows her to take a multidisciplinary look at the industrial relations of the Arctic territory. For Kathy, security issues are of crucial importance in protecting the population and national economies.