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 foundations in addition to the Trans Canada Trail, among them the Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation and the Community Foundations of Canada. A strong supporter of life-long learning, he completed his LLM in 2009.
Mr. LaBarge joined the Trans Canada Trail Board in 1995 and took on the role of Chair in 2011.