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Michel A. Carrier, Q.C.

Interim Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick

On July 23, 2018, Michel A. Carrier became Interim Official Languages Commissioner. He will hold this position until a new commissioner is appointed to replace Katherine d’Entremont who retired on July 22, 2018.

Originally from Edmundston, Michel A. Carrier was the first Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick, holding this position between 2003 and 2013. During this 10-year tenure, Mr. Carrier set up the Office of the Commissioner, established an efficient investigation process and undertook many initiatives to foster the advancement of both official languages in the province.

Mr. Carrier holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa. After practising law in the Fredericton area, he became the Executive Director of the Law Society of New Brunswick in 1988, a position he held until 2003. Mr. Carrier was appointed Queen’s Counsel in December 1999.