Ian Lafrenière

Minister responsible for Indigenous Affairs A native of Granby, Ian Lafrenière began his career as a police officer in 1993. He joined the SPVM's Media Relations team in 1996 and spent nearly 20 years there. He rose through the ranks from Sergeant to Inspector in a communications service that he would greatly evolve. He is the face of the police organization in several major events, including the ice storm, anti-motorcycle operations and the student crisis of 2012.

Holders of the rank of captain, he also has a military career. He currently holds a part-time public affairs trainer position.

Since 2013, he has been a consultant for the United Nations to train security forces in communication and human rights. In this capacity, he participated in several training missions in Africa and Europe.

He acted as a temporary firefighter for the City of Mont-Saint-Hilaire for more than 10 years. He is the founding president of the Mirabel Police Force Aid Fund which, since 1993, has been helping some 300 families in need. He receives several prestigious distinctions for his community involvement.

In 2018, he decided to go into politics to be part of the change. He receives the support of the citizens of the constituency of Vachon, which he now represents in the National Assembly.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it. Since October 9, 2020, he has been the Minister responsible for Indigenous Affairs.