Lifetime Achievement Recognition forOngoing Extraordinary Work Performance and Dedication on Behalf of Canada,
From the Honorable Canadian Minister of Veteran Affairs, Steven Blaney
Steven Blaney (born April 8, 1965 in Sherbrooke, Quebec) is a Canadian Conservative politician from Quebec. After he graduated from the University of Sherbrooke, Blaney became a civil engineer in 1988 and then obtained a Master of Business Administration in 2002 in Lévis.
First elected to the House of Commons in 2006, he was re-elected in 2008 and in 2011 as the Member of Parliament for Lévis—Bellechasse.
After his election, Blaney was appointed as Co-President of the Conservative caucus of Quebec. In October 2008, he became its President. He served on the Indian Affairs Committee and on the Transport, Infrastructure and Community Committee. Blaney later joined the Defence Committee and participated in a visit to Kandahar in January 2006.
In January 2008, Blaney promised to offset the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from his activities through tree planting, in cooperation with Tree Canada and the Comité de restauration de la rivière Etchemin, thus becoming the first carbon neutral MP.
On May 18, 2011, Mr. Blaney was appointed to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He assumed the portfolio of Minister of Veterans Affairs. Minister Blaney also sits as a member of the Cabinet Committee on Social Affairs and the Cabinet Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence.
TRANSLATED Congratulatory Letter from the Premier of the Province of Quebec Quebec, January 17, 2012Ms. Anick TurgeonFirestorm Expert Council Member – Atlanta, GeorgiaMs. Turgeon,Your name and your accomplishments are known and recognized in business around the world. Countless awards and recognitions underline your expertise, your determination, your exceptional leadership qualities as a top strategist and visionary.
I want to congratulate you for your latest recognition as Distinguished Honoree for Executive of the Year in Energy upon the 2011 International Business Awards and for being recognized within the top 3 finalists for the 2011 Golden Bridge Awards for Women Executive in America.
You are amongst people of action and solutions who know how to transform all that they touch into success – whatever is the sector they engage in. Your career path is remarkable and has not finished inspiring us. You are a great honor to your parents, friends, colleagues, to the city of Levis where you were born as well as to the province of Quebec.
With my best wishes, accept Ms. Turgeon, my gratitude as well as the one of the Government of Quebec.
“I wish to thank the countless number of business and technology experts who I have had the privilege to work with around the globe. It is an honor to collaboarte with each of you to work towards powerful tech innovation solutions that has the potential to transform the world”.
2011 Picture With Erin Brockovich
“Rome was not built in one day. In order for us to recycle current usage of our resources and data, we need to learn to think out of the box and include critical security elements as part of the foundation of innovation. Through great exchanges, we can overcome confining barriers towards a better future – but all of us must be involved! Global collaboration, communications and standards are required platforms that we need to develop with on-going flexibility in mind. The accelerated pace of changes need for us to consider new frameworks and I look forward to working together on overcoming current international barriers!”
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“Anyck, You are a great security thinker and a positive leader in our profession. Thanks for all you do.”
2010 CSO of the Year
State of California