Guylaine F. Roy
Deputy Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie and Deputy Minister of Women and Gender Equality
On September 23, 2019, Guylaine F. Roy became Deputy Minister for Women and Gender Equality in addition to her current role as Deputy Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, which she has held since August 2018.
Previously, from May 2017 to August 2018, she was the Associate Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, mainly involved in sport files. She joined Canadian Heritage in September 2011 as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs Sector.
Before joining Canadian Heritage, Guylaine was Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy at Transport Canada. She served in this capacity from 2007 to 2011, providing advice on a range of policy files related to transportation efficiency, competitiveness, environmental sustainability and integration across all modes of transportation.
From 2006 to 2007, in her role as Director General, Environmental Affairs at Transport, Guylaine was responsible for both policies and programs related to transportation and the environment. From 2000 to 2006, in her capacity as Director General, Surface Policy, she was responsible for economic policies related to rail, motor carriers, highways, borders and intelligent transportation systems.
Prior to joining Transport Canada, Guylaine held positions as legal counsel with Justice Canada, Correctional Service Canada and the Privy Council Office. From 1996 to 1998, she held the position of Executive Assistant to the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet.
Guylaine has a Bachelor's Degree in Law from Université Laval in Québec and has been a federal public servant since 1986. She was a member of the Quebec Bar from 1986 to 2013.
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