Before being elected to the House of Commons as the new Liberal MP Paul Lefebvre worked as a tax lawyer. He is also the owner of the local French language radio station, Le Loup 98.9 FM, and the local French language newspaper, Journal Le Voyageur. Since he took over the newspaper, Lefebvre has increased circulation from 8,000 to 18,000. He has also expanded the reach of Le Loup by establishing a station in Nipissing. He has served as vice-president of l’Association de la presse francophone.
Lefebvre is the former Commissioner to the Human Rights Commission of Ontario. He has taught at the University of Ottawa in the Faculty of Law in international taxation and published articles in Lawyer’s Weekly and the Canadian Tax Journal.
Very active in the community, Lefebvre founded the Jazz Sudbury Festival and chaired the Sudbury Community Foundation. He also served as chair of the 2011 Canadian Francophone Games.
Lefebvre’s wife, Dr. Lynne Giroux, is a dermatologist. Together they have three children.
Lefebvre says that he believes in the power of investing in the future of our communities, and has mentored young people and invested in the future by creating economic and employment opportunities.