Josee has worked in federal minister’s offices for seven years, serving most recently as Director of Parliamentary Affairs and Issues Management for the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, the former Minister of Environment. Josee provided strategic advice on all parliamentary and legislative issues to the Minister, which included overseeing all phases of the legislative approval process from the development of legislation to Royal Assent.
Prior to this role, Josee was the Parliamentary Secretary Assistant in the Minister’s office at Health Canada. She played a key role in managing the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health. Prior to that, she was Press Secretary to the former Minister of Health, Leona Aglukkaq. She worked through a very busy health crisis for several months during the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009.
Josee also worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC radio for eight years across the country, including Quebec City, Yellowknife, Inuvik, Corner Brook, St. John’s and Ottawa. She produced hundreds of original news stories and documentaries that aired locally and nationally.
Josee has a Master’s degree in Journalism from Carleton University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English Literature from Carleton University.