Paul LaBarge

Chair,  Ontario (1, 3, 4)

Paul LaBarge is one of the original founding members of the Trans Canada Trail, a legacy project of Canada 125, of which he was the corporate secretary. Paul has a long history with TCT, having been a board member, counsel and secretary to the organization. Paul is an active volunteer in a number of organizations in addition to a busy law practice, but is particularly dedicated to the Trail, about which he is a passionate advocate.

Paul is a founding member of LaBarge Weinstein, a business law firm located in Ottawa, with a concentration in taxation and corporate law. Paul is a member of the Section 19 NAFTA dispute resolution panel. He holds a Master’s Degree in law from Osgoode Hall and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) and Alberta. Paul is also the co-author of ‘The Copperjar System’, a book and workbook on personal financial planning.

Paul has been and continues to be heavily involved in the community and currently dedicates his time to a number of organizations in addition to the Trail, among them the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the Canadian Advanced Technology Association. Paul is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal.

Mr. LaBarge joined the Trans Canada Trail Board in 1995 and took on the role of Chair in 2011.