Mathieu Frigon, CPA, CMA

President & CEO

Mathieu joined DPAC in October 2016 as Senior Advisor, Policy & Economics. Prior to joining DPAC, he worked with the Parliamentary Information and Research Service for 9 years where he successively assumed leadership roles with the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology and the Special Committee on Co-operatives. Mathieu was also an Assistant Director of Policy and Economics with Dairy Farmers of Canada from 2000 to 2007.

Mathieu graduated with a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Université Laval in 1999. In 2016, he earned a MBA and a Graduate diploma in accounting from Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). Mathieu became a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CMA) in 2016.

Mathieu is a board member and treasurer of Voie Verte Chelsea, a not-for-profit organisation that is raising funds for the development and maintenance of the multi-use Chelsea Community Trail along the abandoned rail line. Mathieu lives in Chelsea, Quebec with his wife Darlene and their two daughters, Millie-Rose and Béatrice.

Amélie Baillargeon

Coordinator, Public Affairs and Operations

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Amélie graduated from the University of Quebec with a bachelor’s degree in business administration (B.B.A.) in 2018 and a concentration in accounting and human resources management. She is currently in the process of finalizing her master’s thesis in Information Technologies. An experienced bilingual administrative assistant, Amélie also manages DPAC board relations, communications and provides financial coordination to the organization.

Chathurika Dayananda

Manager, Program and Regulatory Affairs

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Chathurika completed a Master in Agricultural Economics from the University of Guelph (2017), where her thesis focused on technical and environmental efficiencies of Ontario dairy farms. Chathurika previously worked as a Statistical Analyst in market research for a firm specialized in consumer testing, sensory panels and focus groups.

Marie Ly

Sr. Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs

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Marie earned a Master’s degree in Management from the University d’Évry in France and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Ottawa. Before joining the Dairy Processors Association of Canada, Marie worked with the Canadian Dairy Commission and the Dairy Producers of Canada. As Senior Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Marie applies her experience and knowledge to advocate for a collaborative vision for the Canadian dairy industry.

Michel Tremblay

Associate, Government Relations

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A consultant with DPAC since 2017, Michel brings a wealth of experience in multi-national, corporate business and government affairs practices. His experience includes involvement in complex public policy issues related to the pharmaceutical industry. With DPAC, Michel advocates for Canada’s dairy processors on a variety of issues.