GREATER SUDBURY, March 28, 2018 – Join the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce as we welcome Paul Lefebvre, MP for Sudbury, and Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt, for a President’s Series Luncheon on an update on their work in both Ottawa and Greater Sudbury, and what the future looks like at the halfway mark in their mandates.

With the release of the 2018 federal budget, MPs Lefebvre and Serré will be discussing what to expect from the next two years of government. They will also be touching on 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.

Mr. Lefebvre and Mr. Serré will each be providing an address followed by a question-and-answer period where members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (NOTE: Mr. Lefebvre and Mr. Serré are scheduled to begin their remarks at approximately 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 event is sponsored by: CN (Gold Sponsor), Fisher Wavy (Silver Sponsor), Cambrian College (Bronze Sponsor), Collège Boréal (Bronze Sponsor), Pioneer Construction (Bronze Sponsor), Plan A Long Term Care Staffing & Recruitment (Bronze Sponsor), and Science North (Venue Sponsor).

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

Media and guests are encouraged to tweet comments and questions to @SudburyCofC during the event.

About Paul Lefebvre:

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

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 is a member of the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Standing Committee on Official Languages and Standing Committee on Public Accounts.  He is also the Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Branch of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF) and the Executive Director of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association.

About Marc Serré:

Marc Serré is currently the Vice Chair of the National Rural Caucus, as well as member of the Northern Ontario Liberal Caucus, Liberal Indigenous Caucus, the All-Party ALS Caucus, the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, and the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

He is a member of the Canadian delegation as part of UN’S 62nd Commission on the Status of Women in New York and as part of NATO’s 63rd Parliamentary Assembly in Bucharest, Romania. Marc is also a member of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie and participated in a conference in Benin, Africa and finally, he is a member of The ParlAmericas Group and participated in an assembly in Mexico City.

Born and raised in Nickel Belt, Marc comes from a long line of community volunteers and politicians who were dedicated to facilitating change and growth in their community; his father Gaetan and Uncle Ben Serré both served as MPs and his uncles André and Ubald Serré were municipal councillors for Rayside-Balfour and West Nipissing respectively. Marc is also a Citizen of the Mattawa/North Bay/Algonquin First Nation and a Metis of Ontario.