GREATER SUDBURY, April 22, 2021 – The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce will host Paul Lefebvre, MP Sudbury, and Marc G. Serré, MP Nickel Belt, for a virtual President’s Series Address on Tuesday, April 27 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm via Zoom.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WHERE: Online – via Zoom
WHO: Paul Lefebvre, MP Sudbury and Marc G. Serré, MP Nickel Belt
TICKETS: $25 Members | $40 General Admission
Media members wishing to attend the event should contact the chamber for their virtual access link.
The chamber gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors for making the event
Presenting Sponsor: Canadian National Railway
Bronze Sponsor: Collège Boréal
About Paul Lefebvre:
Member of Parliament for Sudbury since 2015, Paul Lefebvre is an accomplished tax lawyer for 20 years, a business owner, and a former Commissioner to the Human Rights Commission of Ontario. In 2018, he was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Natural Resources of Canada. As such, hse represented Canada at the G20 in Japan in June 2019.
He was a member of the Public Accounts and the Official Languages Standing Committees, as well as the Natural Resources Standing Committee. Since his election in 2015, Sudbury has received historic investments totaling more than $400 million and more than 1,000 public sector jobs. Paul Lefebvre holds a Law Degree from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Taxation from the University of Waterloo. Before being elected MP in 2015, he practiced law at Ernst and Young, Couzin Taylor, Weaver Simmons and Lefebvre Law.
Paul taught international taxation at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and has written many articles that have appeared in numerous publications, including Lawyer’s Weekly and the Canadian Tax Journal.
He is the past chair of the Sudbury Community Foundation, the 2011 Canadian Francophone games, Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury, and the past Vice-President of l’Association de la presse francophone. As a music enthusiast, he’s also a founder and past chair of the Jazz Sudbury Festival. Paul is married to Dr. Lyne Giroux and together they have three children.
About Marc G. Serré:
Marc G. Serré is the current Member of Parliament for the riding of Nickel Belt and former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development. Marc is a member of the Algonquin First Nation in Mattawa/North Bay and a proud francophone.
Marc is a passionate, active and engaged MP who listens to his constituents and works hard to defend their best interest and what matters to them. His advocacy has ensured historic investments in infrastructure for Nickel Belt and he continues to strive for more support for families, broadband, seniors’ issues, and the environment.
Marc’s motion M-106 successfully passed in the House of Commons in May 2017. M-106 called on the federal government to develop Canada’s first National Senior Strategy seeking to improve the quality of life for all seniors. M-106 helped pave the way to the creation of Canada’s first Ministry dedicated to seniors.
Prior to politics Marc was the founder and CEO of PhoneNet, a family run internet service provider business. Marc was also the North Eastern Ontario Regional Director of the Canadian Hearing Society and a staff and faculty member at Collège Boréal and Cambrian College. Marc was also the North Eastern Ontario Managing Director at Eastlink.
He is an award-winning telecom technologist specializing in research and development and he is the proud recipient of the Canadian CANARIE IWAY Award in recognition of his innovative and outstanding achievements in Internet adaptive technology. He is a proud recipient of the Ontario Community Action Award for his work in both the non-profit and disability sectors. Marc was born and raised in Nickel Belt. Driven by a desire to invest in future generations, Marc served as a trustee at the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO).
He was also a Municipal Counsellor in West Nipissing. Marc comes from a long line of community volunteers and politicians who were dedicated to facilitating change and growth in their communities. His father Gaetan Serré, served as MP for Nickel Belt, 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 has contributed countless years to her community through volunteerism and continues to do so today. Marc and his most trusted confidant and best friend, his wife Lynn Loiselle Serré, enjoy the many outdoor activities Nickel Belt has to offer such as fishing and kayaking. Together they have five beautiful children.
For more information, please contact:
Policy & Communications Manager
Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce represents 850 businesses employing in excess of 43,000 employees and works as the voice of the business community to influence municipal, provincial and federal legislation affecting the business community.