GREATER SUDBURY, April 15, 2019 – Join the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce on Friday, April 18th, 2019 from 12:00-2:00 pm as they host Paul Lefebvre, MP for Sudbury, and Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt, for a luncheon address on an update on their work in both Ottawa and Greater Sudbury.

With the release of the 2019 federal budget, MPs Lefebvre and Serré will be discussing topics such as local priorities for the federal government, economic development opportunities in our region, and the steps the Government of Canada is taking to strengthen the success of the business community. The MPs will also reflect on their term and look ahead to the federal election.

WHEN:         Thursday, April 18th, 2019, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm . (NOTE: Luncheon address is scheduled to begin at 12:50 pm.)

WHERE:      Vale Cavern, Science North, 100 Ramsey Lake, Sudbury ON, P3E 5S9

WHO:           Paul Lefebvre, MP for Sudbury, and Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt                       

The public and chamber members can purchase tickets and find more information about the event here.

The chamber gratefully acknowledges the support of its generous sponsor for making the event possible:

  • Gold Sponsor: Canadian National Railway
  • Silver Sponsor: Stingray: Hot 93.5 & Rewind 103.9
  • Venue Sponsor: Science North

About Paul Lefebvre:

An accomplished tax lawyer, business owner, and former Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Paul Lefebvre is a resident of Northern Ontario with a passion for improving his community.

Mr. Lefebvre earned a Law Degree from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Taxation from the University of Waterloo. He practiced law at Ernst and Young, Couzin Taylor, Weaver Simmons and Lefebvre Law for 15 years until becoming Member of Parliament for Sudbury in 2015.

Mr. Lefebvre is the past chair of the Sudbury Community Foundation, the past chair of the 2011 Canadian Francophone games, and the past Vice-President of l’Association de la presse francophone. A music enthusiast, he is also a founder and past chair of the Jazz Sudbury Festival.

Mr. Lefebvre taught international taxation at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and
has written articles on taxation that have appeared in publications, including The Lawyers Weekly and the Canadian Tax Journal.

About Marc Serré:

Marc Serré is the Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development, the Honorable Bernadette Jordan.

Marc was born and raised in Nickel Belt and comes from a long line of community volunteers and politicians whom were dedicated to facilitating change and growth in their community. His father, former MP for Nickel Belt Gaetan Serré started a legacy of public service and inspired his three younger brothers and his son to follow in his

His family history in politics stretches even further. His uncle Ben Serré served as an MP and his uncles André and Ubald Serré were municipal councillors for Rayside-Balfour and West Nipissing respectively. His mother Jeannine Serré is also highly involved through strong volunteer work. In 1997, she was also recognized as the Woman of the year in West Nipissing for her outstanding contributions to the community.

Marc is a passionate and engaged MP who was previously involved in several committees including the Standing Committee on the Status of Women and the Standing Committee on Natural Resources. Marc was chosen as Chair of the National Rural Caucus by his peers in April 2017 and held the position until his appointment as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development. He also co-chaired the All-Party ALS. Marc is a past chair and current member of the Northern Ontario Liberal Caucus, and of the Liberal Senior’s Caucus, and he is currently co-chair of the Indigenous caucus.Marc also finds time to be an active member of the Canada-United States Parliamentary Group and has participated in conferences in New York, Washington, Calgary and Boston.

Marc successfully introduced, motion M-106 in the House of Commons on December 6, 2016, which called on the federal government to develop Canada’s first National Senior Strategy seeking to improve the quality of life for all seniors across Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau created the new Ministry for Seniors in September 2017.

Prior to his debut in politics Marc studied at Laurentian University and graduated with an Honours Bachelor in Commerce with a specialization in Human Resources and Marketing. He went on to become an award-wining telecom technologies researcher and developer whose presentation took him to Toronto, Montreal, Washington and Los Angeles. He is the proud recipient of the Canadian CANARIE IWAY Award in recognition of his innovative and outstanding achievements in Internet adaptive technology.

Driven by a desire to invest in future generations, Marc also served as a school board trustee. He was also a Municipal Counsellor in West Nipissing and a Hospital board member. He is a proud recipient of the Ontario Community Action Award for his work in both the non-profit and disability sectors.

Marc’s personal achievements include the completion of marathons and triathlons. He is an avid fisherman and enjoys the many outdoor activities Nickel Belt has to offer with his wife Lynn Loiselle-Serré and 5 children. Marc is a proud citizen of the Algonquin First Nation in Mattawa/North Bay.