Paul LaFleche

Paul LaFleche is an experienced senior executive and strategic advisor in government, academia and economic development.  He has had a varied career in the private and public sectors.


Starting in the natural resources field as an exploration geoscientist, his focus was to connect applied research to economic development through the use of innovative exploration technologies.  He practiced as a geoscientist in the university, government and private sectors as a professor, research scientist and consultant. Interested in furthering the development of technological applications to Canada’s economic challenges, Paul entered the field of public administration to focus on bridging the academic/business gap that he had experienced in the university and private sector research laboratory domains.

On June 11, 2012, Paul was appointed Deputy Minister for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Paul currently serves as Past President of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia and is a licensed vocational education teacher with a Diploma in Adult Education from the Nova Scotia Community College.  He holds Masters and Doctorate degrees from McGill University, a Bachelors of Science from Loyola College, Concordia University and a Masters in Public Administration from Carleton University.



  • Company:Government of Nova Scotia, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR)
  • Short Bio:Deputy Minister
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