Nomination Date: 19/01/2019
Martin Ferron believes serving in politics means offering a local service and voice to citizens, but also getting involved, being proactive, and putting all the enthusiasm and tenacity necessary to carry out projects and meet goals important to residents. His professional career has led him to work in various fields like mining, forestry and wildlife protection sectors. In 2013, he won the election to the City of Malartic’s mayor’s office and in 2017, voters reiterated their confidence in him by giving him a second mandate. Mr. Ferron is also the Deputy Prefect of the regional county municipality of La Vallée-de-l’Or, and sits as a director of the Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ).
Previously, Mr. Ferron was involved in his community for several years as a volunteer firefighter and was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Mineralogical Museum in Malartic. The combination of his experiences allows Mr. Ferron to offer a unique perspective on various issues that will allow for him to effectively represent the population.