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If you are doing business – or thinking of doing business – in Québec, you need expert government relations and first-line business development services. We are the firm that can deliver for you. 

Boudeweel Public Affairs is a Québec-based firm with strong ties to English Canada. Our team expertly pairs our knowledge of the inner workings of Québec’s government with our experience at the federal level and our networks across the country.

What makes us unique? We understand the needs of our English Canadian clients and business people and we are able to promote and protect your interests in Québec on multiple levels.


David Boudeweel-Lefebvre


David is a government and public affairs specialist. He founded Boudeweel Public Affairs in Fall 2020. David has 20 years of experience in politics, government, lobbying, coalition building, business development and communications.


His knowledge of Québec's society and understanding of power relationships is second-to-none. It is well rounded with a deep understanding of the federal and municipal levels of decision. He also offers a solid coast-to-coast contact network, ready to be put at the service of partners and clients.

Prior to setting up the firm, he was vice-president, Federal and Québec government affairs at Restaurants Canada and has held executive positions in energy, at a non-for-profit organization and worked in politics at many levels. 

Québec has no secret for David. He knows how to get things moving.


Francis Bouchard

Associate Political Advisor

Francis has more than six years of political experience, including nearly three years in a Québec government cabinet, first as press attaché and then as policy advisor.


He has a keen sense of political analysis, a solid understanding of the parliamentary process, and expertise in a variety of public communications strategies. He is known for his dedication, rigor and reliability, as well as his exceptional writing skills.


He has also played a key role in major public policy projects, demonstrating his ability to positively influence their development.

Francis holds a master's degree in administration from the École de gestion and a bachelor's degree in political communication from UQAM. His extensive education and field experience make him a skilled and versatile professional in the field of government policy and communications.


Martine Perreault

Senior Associate

Martine  is a strategic advisor in public and government affairs. Recognized as a determined, rigorous, human, and dynamic professional, she has nearly ten years of experience in the public and private sectors.


Martine has an excellent knowledge of the workings of Quebec's political and administrative systems. Her recent experience in various political cabinets, such as agriculture and health, has allowed her to develop a thorough understanding of the main issues facing organizations working in Quebec. She knows how to appeal to the right people and formulate solid arguments, enabling clients and partners to achieve their objectives.


Before working in active politics and being at the heart of various governmental reforms, she worked as a consultant for managers and executives in the areas of human resources, executive recruitment, and training. She has also held a professional position in the Quebec public service.


Steven Travale

Associate Advisor

Steven boasts a diverse background that encompasses all tiers of government. His experience includes roles in federal offices working for Ontario and Québec Members of Parliament, as well as a Senator. At the Ontario provincial and municipal levels, Steven has effectively connected government initiatives with community priorities. 


At present, Steven is committed to community engagement in his role within a municipality's consideration of a project with environmental implications. By facilitating transparent communication and information sharing, he ensures that the community's interests are upheld and considered. 


Steven's dedication goes beyond government interactions. He contributes to the boards of directors for the Saugeen Hospice in southern Grey and Bruce counties, and Friends Of The Orphans Canada, demonstrating his genuine interest in community building. 


Steven holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Political Science with French Immersion from the University of Ottawa.



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