A Kapuskasing native says he never thought growing up that he would be involved in a high level of politics. Paul Lefebvre spent six years as the Sudbury MP and is now running for mayor of Greater Sudbury. He credits his hometown and Ecole Secondaire Cite des Jeunes for getting him started many years ago.
“I think that was the community engagement that either at Cite des Jeunes or just in the community of Kapuskasing,” he said. “Getting involved and having fun, that’s where I got the bug or certainly the interest of wanting to get involved in the community.”
Lefebvre says he has the same goal now that he had in 2014 when he ran for federal politics and that’s to bring positive change to his community.
He says it’s a daunting task to be the mayor given the sheer size of the region.
“Three thousand two hundred and eighty eight square kilometres, so just to give you an example the city of Brampton in Ontario is 288 so there is 3,288 here,” he said. “There is a massive city with a large population but given its geographical size it’s still fairly small.”
Lefebvre is one of five people seeking the Sudbury mayor post that includes incumbent Brian Bigger.