Member of Parliament for Sudbury
An accomplished tax lawyer, business owner, and former Commissioner to the Human Rights Commission of Ontario, Paul Lefebvre is a resident of Northern Ontario with a passion for improving his community.
Since acquiring the local private French-language radio station, 98.9 FM (Le Loup), Paul has expanded its reach by establishing a new station in the Nipissing area. Le Loup includes satellite stations in Timmins, Hearst, Kapuskasing and Chapleau. As owner of the Francophone newspaper, Journal Le Voyageur, Paul has transformed the weekly publication into a regional newspaper, increasing circulation from 8,000 to 18,000.
A music enthusiast, Paul is the founder and Chair of the Jazz Sudbury Festival, the past chair of the Sudbury Community Foundation, past chair of the 2011 Canadian Francophone games, and past Vice-President of l’association de la presse francophone – the only Canadian network of newspapers for Francophone minority communities.
Paul taught international taxation at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and has written many articles on the subject of taxation that have appeared in numerous publications, including Lawyer’s Weekly and the Canadian Tax Journal.
Paul is married to Dr. Lynne Giroux, a dermatologist, and together they have three young children.
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