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Citizen round table

Interview with Sabrina Vigneux

Summary

"When I answered the call for committee participants, I saw an opportunity to bridge the gap between state institutions and citizens by proposing innovative and practical solutions with people who share their passion about democratic life and civic involvement."

Sabrina Vigneux

Sabrina Vigneux
Age group: 25-34
Montréal

Why did you choose to be a member of the Citizen round table?

“It was, rather, the Citizen round table that chose me. First, I was intrigued by the ad I saw in La Presse. I was working with public institutions in the private sector, and I wanted to try to bring institutions closer to the citizens that use them, and, to a certain degree, to shape the way an institution interacts with a citizen as a provider of services at the centre of which the citizen finds him or herself. It was to conceive of elections and the services provided by Élections Québec in that way. To put the user, or citizen, back at the centre of all that, and, in fact, to offer a new way of seeing the relationship between citizens and elections.”

What are you left with following your experience as a member of the Citizen round table?

“A lot of things. First, I should emphasize the opportunity I had to discuss things with people who I would not normally have the opportunity to discuss with, and also learning a lot about the logistics involved and the operations of Élections Québec and all the related institutions. Having the chance to talk to people from everywhere in Québec and to see their way of perceiving things, which is not necessarily the same as mine, but which allowed me to enrich my understanding and to challenge my perceptions and my biases.”

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