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Speaking Out : Paul Parsons


Conference retranscription « Living in Northern Quebec: Issues and Challenges of Appropriate and Meaningful Living Environments for Inuit Communities”, Special session “LINQ’s Day-Long Special Session[1]”, Inuit Studies Conference 2019[2]. October 3, 2019, Université du Québec à Montréal.


Paul Parsons is assistant director of the Municipal Public Works Department, at Kativik Regional Government (KRG) since 2016. He works with northern villages and oversees implementation of infrastructure programs regarding drinking water and wastewater treatment, landfills, roads and buildings. For the past two years, Paul has been representing the KRG on the partnership Habiter le Nord Québécois and remained involved in various community projects. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canada. Previously, Paul was elected in 2009 as Mayor of Kuujjuaq and occupied this role until 2012.

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