Independent Senators Group
Professor of economics at UQAM for 22 years
- From 1972 to 1994, Senator Bellemare worked as a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal in the economics and business administration departments. She specialized in macroeconomics, labour economics, income security and public economics. In interviews, she has spoken about her interest in promoting full employment through the Senate's work.
- In 1994, she was appointed chief executive officer of the Société québécoise de développement de la main-d’œuvre (SQDM), the organization responsible for managing the full range of federal-provincial labour force development programs. She held this role until 1997 when the organization was dissolved.