Premier Stephen McNeil expressed condolences to the family of former Millbrook First Nation Chief Lawrence Paul today, May 29.
“On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Lawrence Paul at this difficult time,” said Premier McNeil.
“Mr. Paul was a tireless champion of his community of Millbrook First Nation and dedicated his life to opening up economic opportunities for his people.”
Mr. Paul was born in Saint John, N.B., and served as chief of the Millbrook First Nation from 1984 until 2012. Under his leadership, Millbrook benefitted from economic development that helped to place it on a firm financial footing, while contributing to jobs and growth for the local area.
As a result of his commitment to improving the economy of Millbrook, Mr. Paul was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs by Atlantic Canada Business Magazine. He served as co-chair of the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs and on numerous boards.
“I know his passing is a great loss for the whole community of Millbrook and the Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia. Lawrence Paul’s legacy has left Millbrook stronger and made Nova Scotia a better place,” said Premier McNeil.