Paul C. Belisle
Paul C. Belisle is a consultant specializing in the field of parliamentary corporate governance and on matters of rules, procedures and practices relevant to the effective functioning of the houses of parliaments and their committees.
He has spent 50 years working with parliaments. Thirty-nine years as an official in the Senate of Canada, Paul was, for sixteen years, Clerk (Secretary General) of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments in Canada, leading a team of over 500 employees. For the past ten years, he has worked as a consultant leading international seminars and working groups on the provision of resources and services to Parliaments to enhance democracy in many countries, including Bangladesh, Bénin, Cambodia, Fiji, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Myanmar, Nigeria Togo and Armenia.
He is an honorary officer of the Parliament of Canada and of the Canadian Society of Clerks-at-the-Table and a recipient of prestigious awards of recognition, including the Queen Elizabeth 2nd Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Golden Jubilee Medal, L’Ordre de la Pléiade and the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal.