May 22, 2022

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Mary-Josie Sword appointed Ecole des Ursulins de Quebec as Director General

Mary-Josie Sword appointed Ecole des Ursulins de Quebec as Director General

Mary-Josie Sward, who lost as mayor of Quebec four months ago, will begin a new chapter in her career at Ecole des Ursulines de Quebec et Loretville, where she will become general manager this summer.

The Old Quebec company announced the surprise appointment on Tuesday morning. R డgis Labeaume’s right-hand man will be replaced by Mark Dallaire, who will retire after 30 years at the college Franకోois-de-Laval and most recently at Ecole des Ursuline.

Image: Mark Dallaire, Outgoing Executive Director, Mary-Josie Saward and Anne Morensi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of L'Col des Ursulins de Quebec et Loretville.

Photo by Dominic Lleivre

Image: Mark Dallaire, Outgoing Executive Director, Mary-Josie Saward and Anne Morensi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of L’Col des Ursulins de Quebec et Loretville.

The main interested party agreed that the new position might come as a surprise at first glance, but she described it as a “logical continuation” of her 25-year career as a founder and eight years as a municipal politician.

“It’s like running a city or business. […] Honestly, this is the best thing that has ever happened to me. The team is really amazing. This is far from the gift of consolation, ”she said.

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Mrs. for the last time as City Councilor.Me Sword is the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and has dealt with issues of urban planning and heritage in particular. She is also the President of the Old Quebec Round Table.

This roadmap, especially his knowledge of his legacy and his profile as a manager, and M’s “human characteristics”Me Saward concluded that the choice was “self-imposed”, according to Anne Morensi, president of the 382-year-old school board of directors.

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Four months after the tumultuous election of November 7, she was mistakenly declared the winner, MMe Sword said she moved on.

“I’m not bored with politics, I’m very honest,” she said, refusing to play “mother-in-law” and commenting on Bruno Marchand’s debut at City Hall. “If I were to replace Mr. Marchand, I would not be the one I like.”

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“Proud” of her former colleagues who were elected under her banner, she admitted with a smile that she was “happy to change their name” because it was “a little uncomfortable” to continue reading in the media. Team Mary-Josie Saward was recently renamed “Quebec First”.

Mrs. Sward emphasized her “affection” for Ecole des Ursuline because her two children did all of their elementary education there. As director of this “treasure”, she hopes to increase her “brilliance” so that “we know not only for her history, but for the quality of education.”

“Somehow, with Ursuline, I’ll continue to contribute to my city, so for me, it’s the best of both worlds,” she concluded.

MMe Sword will take office in August.