is a Canadian
politician. She was the first woman elected to Halifax Regional
Council and has served as the Councillor for District 14, Connaught-Quinpool since 1998.
born in 1957 Fougere is a native Haligonian, she attended both Dalhousie University
and the University of North Texas
. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Administration from Dalhousie and a Certificate in Municipal Governing from Henson College of Public Affairs
Prior to entering politics, Fougere worked in the 1980s as Manager of Conference Services and concurrently as Manager of Off-campus Housing at Dalhousie. In 1989 she worked as Marketing Coordinator for Where Magazine
and then left full-time employment to be a stay at home mother to her two children. Over the next several years, she worked on a variety of part-time and contract projects in her capacity as a meeting and special event planner.
In 1995 she was hired by the Province of Nova Scotia
to coordinate the role of several hundred volunteers for the G-7 Summit
. That same year she was hired by Oxford School to develop and coordinate special programs for the school's 300 junior high school students - a project she continued for two and a half years. She worked as a Red Cross Certified First Aid and Basic Life Support instructor for four years. Throughout her adult life she has served in a variety of capacities with numerous community, professional and sport organizations.
She is the recipient of the Halifax Cornwallis... Read More