Biography - Fred Caron

Inuktitut version

On July 9, 2016, Fred Caron was appointed as Chief Federal Negotiator for Nunavut Devolution.

Mr. Caron is an experienced negotiator on Indigenous issues. He brings to the table many years of experience in negotiations as a senior executive at both Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and as a legal counsel at the Department of Justice.

Mr. Caron obtained his degree from the Faculty of Law at McGill University in 1975. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1978.  Over his career, Mr. Caron was a member of the Canadian Forces and was appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Canadian Grenadier Guards in 2003, and Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of Le Regiment de Hull in June of 2015.

He was also awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General of Canada, as well as appointed Queen's Counsel in 1992 in recognition of his exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession.

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