François-Philippe Champagne

Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry

François-Philippe Champagne, born on June 25, 1970, in Greenfield Park, Quebec, is a distinguished Canadian politician and a prominent figure in the field of innovation, science, and industry. As the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry since 2021, he has been instrumental in shaping Canada’s technological landscape and fostering economic growth through innovation.

Champagne’s journey into politics was preceded by a successful career in international business and law. After completing his legal education at the Université de Montréal and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, he embarked on a professional odyssey that saw him serve in key leadership positions within renowned companies such as ABB Group and Amec PLC. His expertise in global business operations and strategic development earned him recognition as a “young global leader” by the World Economic Forum.

In 2015, François-Philippe Champagne transitioned from the private sector to public service, winning the Liberal nomination for the riding of Saint-Maurice—Champlain and subsequently securing a seat in the House of Commons. His swift ascent within the Liberal Party ranks saw him appointed as parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Finance, followed by a series of ministerial appointments that included Minister of International Trade and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

Champagne’s tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2019 to 2021 further solidified his reputation as a skilled diplomat and a champion of Canada’s interests on the global stage. During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in advancing Canada’s foreign policy objectives, navigating complex geopolitical challenges, and promoting international cooperation.

In his current role as Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry, Champagne continues to spearhead initiatives aimed at fostering technological innovation, driving economic competitiveness, and positioning Canada as a global leader in emerging industries. His vision for a more innovative and prosperous Canada is underpinned by a commitment to harnessing the power of technology and fostering collaboration between government, industry, and academia.

François-Philippe Champagne’s leadership, vision, and dedication to advancing Canada’s innovation ecosystem have earned him widespread acclaim both domestically and internationally. As Canada charts a course towards a more prosperous and sustainable future, Champagne remains at the forefront of efforts to unleash the full potential of innovation to drive economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians.