Daniel Bernier has over twenty years of experience with various employers in the corporate sector, as well as national associations and different levels of government.
Daniel has a strong background in policy development and has a profound understanding of the decision-making processes at both the federal and provincial levels of government. He has experience in international and federal-provincial relations, trade, transport, natural resources, energy and environment.
In the last years, he has been involved in public affairs and research out of Montreal and Ottawa, where he worked with Veolia Transport, Talisman Energy and CN. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director for the NAFTA Commission for Labor Cooperation in Washington DC. In Ottawa, when serving as Chief of Staff to the Minister of the Environment, he organized a Canada-US bilateral meeting with the White House Advisors. Additionally, he served as Executive Assistant and Policy Advisor to the International Trade Critic; and Minister of International Trade and Fisheries and Oceans, John C. Crosbie. In Quebec, as Chief of Staff to the regional Minister of Saguenay Lac-St-Jean, he dealt with the Olympic installations and facilitated the creation of the Tourism department. He spent seven years as Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters, where he worked to establish a national and an international network of fish harvesters associations from more than 30 countries.
Daniel served on the fundraising committee of the Museum of Civilization’s Ball and has been officially recognized for his contribution to fisheries. He also serves as advisor to La Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie.
Daniel holds a degree from Laval University.