Speaker of the House of Assembly
Minister Perry Trimper is an environmental scientist with 30 years of experience in resource development in northern regions. He’s worked on projects in Labrador, elsewhere in Canada, and internationally in such locales as Russia, Ukraine, and Turkmenistan.
In 2015, he was elected to represent the District of Lake Melville in the House of Assembly. He was appointed to serve in Cabinet as the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. He is the Minister Responsible for the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board, and Francophone Affairs.
Prior to his election, Minister Trimper worked as the principal scientist with Stantec Consulting Limited. Other highlights from his distinguished career include managing Innu and Inuit partnership companies on behalf of Stantec and taking a lead scientist role in several environmental assessments,
including the Voisey’s Bay mine, all three phases of the Trans-Labrador Highway, and the Lower Churchill hydroelectric development. He also managed socio-economic development projects in the former Soviet Union on behalf of the UN, CIDA, and the World Bank.
Minister Trimper has been involved in many community organizations in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, including the Ground Search and Rescue Team, the Labrador Winter Games, the Labrador Heritage Society, and the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce.
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