May 21, 2022

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Baccalaureate for CEO, but Masters degree for Librarian

Baccalaureate for CEO, but Masters degree for Librarian

A bachelor’s degree would suffice for Mary Gregore to be appointed CEO of Bibliothec et archives Nationals du Quebec (BAnQ), however, Quebec requires a master’s degree to access a general librarian position in the public service.

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Last week, before our Bureau of Inquiry filled this position, the Secretariat for Senior Jobs reporting to the Prime Minister (Executive Council) lowered the minimum level of education required to become CEO from Masters to BAnQ. Baccalaureate.

Without this change, former ADQ MP Mary Gregor would not have met the requirements previously set by the Board of Directors because she did not have a graduate university degree.

In fact, a press release published by BAnQ shortly after the appointment of Ms. Gregor stated that the former political commentator had a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Ottawa.

Now, for a job offer valid until September 10 for a librarian position in the Public Service, the government requires a master’s degree in Information Science or Library Science.

At best, the candidate is “eligible if he or she is on the way to completing the required schooling last year.”

Another proof

Christine Saint-Pierre.  Liberal MP

Photo by Simon Clark

Christine Saint-Pierre. Liberal MP

For Liberal MP Christine Saint-Pierre, it was another “proof of political interference” by the Legal government in the recruitment process.

“We have proof that BAnQ’s management position is designed to bring in a CAQ candidate,” Ms St. Pierre said.

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“It takes less to run a large cultural institution in Quebec than it does to need to be a librarian in the public service,” the Acadia member concluded.

The prime minister declined to comment on the information Journal.

Cultural Affairs Minister Nathalie Roy is limited to press secretary Louis-Julian Dufresne to say that “the Secretariat for Senior Jobs caters to the needs of appointments.”

“It reflects the requirements for the position of President and CEO of BAnQ, including the conditions of admission and selection criteria, as well as the posting of similar posts for senior job holders,” said Mary-Ev Phillian of the Communications Department. Minister of the Executive Council.


“They hid behind the process, but we see it from behind [les caquistes] The criteria were revised to enable them to bring in their candidate. There is a little hypocrisy there, ”laments Mrs. St. Pierre.

Job offer

Librarian for Quebec Public Service

  • 35 hours / week
  • Salary
  • $ 45,219 to $ 84,908

Qualifications required

Hold Second Cycle University Degree (Masters Degree) in Information Science, Library Science, Library and information studies Or in another section deemed relevant.

Mary Gregore

CEO of the National Library and Archives of Quebec (BAnQ)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Ottawa
  • Bertier (ADQ) Member of Parliament June 2002 to April 2003 (10 months)
  • Founder Partner of TACT Intelligence-Conceal from 2011 to 2016
  • Political commentator on radio and television
  • Annual Salary: $ 182,688
  • Its Stay Bonus *: Five years contract value including $ 986,940
  • * $ 1225 per month for his order period or until his move
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