Guillaume Lavoie


ENAP lecturer and Chair of the Sharing Economy Working Group

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Public policy entrepreneur and lecturer Guillaume Lavoie’s interests focus especially on “bikenomics,” analytical design, the sharing economy and the role of urban art.

A leading expert on the sharing economy, Mr. Lavoie has given more than 200 talks on the subject, both in Canada and abroad. He developed the Canada’s first university class on public policy and the sharing economy, which he teaches at Québec’s National School of Public Administration (ÉNAP), and also drafted the country’s first municipal by-laws on the sharing of private spaces. In January 2018, he was named Chair of the Québec government’s Sharing Economy Working Group.

Mr. Lavoie is also a senior advisor at Voilà Information Design, a lecturer at ÉNAP, a member of the Raoul-Dandurand Chair and an international election observer.

Previously, Mr. Lavoie had a career in public diplomacy, international relations and, most recently, as a Montréal city councillor. Having lived and worked abroad and visited some 40 countries, he has served as an advisor to public and private sector bodies in Canada and internationally.

Thanks to his keen ability to simplify complex concepts, he has made numerous media appearances as an analyst. A dedicated social entrepreneur, he cofounded the Collège néo-classique.

Mr. Lavoie earned an MPA from ÉNAP as well as a BA in industrial relations and certificates in administration and law from Université Laval, and completed executive training at the London School of Economics. Named a Public Policy Scholar by the Woodrow Wilson Center, Mr. Lavoie is also an Action Canada and Sauvé Fellow and a Marcel Côté Award winner. He is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

Conferences associated with Guillaume Lavoie

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Room 1 – Canadian Tax Foundation (Québec office) workshop
Cooperate, Share, Promote and Coach: The Sharing Economy

This workshop will cover various aspects of how public bodies and other stakeholders are interacting with the sharing economy to promote general interest, tax fairness and innovation.

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