Before enter politics, she taught at the Ontario School for Mentally Challenged Children, served as a community member of the Ontario Parole Board, worked as a controller at a trucking firm and, at the time of her election, she was the Vice-President of a bioanalytical services firm employing more than 100 people. Her involvement in international human rights began in 1980. As Area Co-ordinator of Operation Lifeline, she assisted Vietnamese refugees settling in the Toronto area.
As a Member of Parliament, she has remained a frequent spokesperson for human rights. At the 1995 global conference on the Inter-Parliamentary Union at the United Nations, she spoke on the dangers of global income disparities. In response to human rights violations uncovered during the Somali Inquiry, she authored a private member’s bill, Bill C-208, which increased transparency in the bureaucracy and established tougher penalties for the destruction of documents.
Ms. Beaumier has served on numerous parliamentary committees, most notably serving as Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Development and the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs. She also served as Vice-Chair of Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
In 2003 she served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue.
Now in opposition, Ms. Beaumier currently serves as the Associate Critic for the Canadian Border Services Agency.
She announced on September 5, 2008 that she would not be running in the next election.
The Sudan crisis; Politicians can't agree if Canadian investment is helping or hurting the cause of peace.(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
Apr 30, 2001; Politics makes strange bedfellows, and nowhere is it more apparent than in the debate over the civil war in Sudan. Indeed, the...