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Maka Kotto

Maka Kotto

 

Biography

Born in Douala, Cameroon, on December 7, 1961
Spouse of Caroline St-Hilaire

Education

  • Diploma in cinematography, Conservatoire libre de cinéma français, Paris (1984)
  • Dramatic arts studies, École de l'Acteur Florent, Paris, France (1984)
  • Political science studies, Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux, France (1982)
  • Law studies, Université de Nanterre, France (1981)
  • Bachelor's degree in economics, Lycée Henri-Martin, Saint-Quentin, France (1980)

Professional Experience

  • Member for Saint-Lambert in the House of Commons of Canada (2004-2008)
  • Dramatic arts teacher, France and Québec (1986-2000)
  • Theatre actor and comedian, Europe, Africa and Québec (1984-2004)
  • Television and movie actor, Europe, Africa, Asia and Québec (1984-2004)
  • Stage director, Europe, Africa and Québec (1984-1998)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Member of the Conseil général, Conseil de la souveraineté (since 2003)
  • Member, Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montréal (since 2002)
  • Vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, House of Commons of Canada (2004-2007)
  • Canadian Heritage critic for the Bloc Québécois (2004-2007)
  • Chair of the board of directors, Micro-Recyc-Coopération (2003-2004)
  • Member of the board of directors, 1, 2, 3, GO!, Saint-Michel (2003-2004)
  • Co-president of the PQ's "Le Québec, un Pays" (2003-2004)
  • Spokesperson, Lafeminite.com (2003)
  • PQ candidate for the electoral division of Viau (2003)
  • Member, commission de la citoyenneté of the Bloc Québécois (2002-2004)
  • Author of Femme : libre exaltation poétique (2002)
  • Spokesperson, Vues d'Afrique festival (1998)
  • Spokesperson, Development and Peace (1991)