Nadine Girault Death, Obituary – Nadine was a woman filled with ardor, who was also resolute and charming “says Premier Francois Legault. “She initiated a change in the economic focus of all of our international delegations. At the age of 63, Nadine Girault, who had been given a diagnosis of lung cancer in 2019, passed away. We are writing to express how shocked and heartbroken I am to learn of the passing of our former work colleague and friend Nadine Girault.” “Nadine was a woman with a fiery passion, who was also resolute and charming.
She initiated a change in economic policy for all of our diplomatic missions abroad while she was serving as Minister of International Relations. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on behalf of her family and loved ones.
The age of Girault was 63. She was a member of the Legault government for one term and served as the Minister of Francisation, Integration, and International Affairs.
In 2019, she received a diagnosis of lung cancer and took her first leave of absence due to illness. In 2021, she took another leave of absence due to illness. Due to her health, she decided not to run for office in the general election that was held in October 2022. Girault, who was born in St. Louis, Missouri, received her bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the École des hautes études commerciales (HEC Montréal) in Canada.
After completing her education, Girault first worked as the vice-president for business development at the Fonds de solidarité (FTQ) and then at Jacob Inc., where she was the vice-president of operations. In addition to her other roles at the Royal Bank of Canada and Desjardins Sécurité financière, she also held the position of vice president at the Bank of Montreal. In addition to that, she served on a variety of administrative boards. In 2018, she won the election to serve as the Bertrand riding’s CAQ Member of the National Assembly. The news of Girault’s passing was met with an outpouring of condolences almost immediately, including a statement from the Mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, in which she expressed her “profound sadness.”