Since the beginning of his career, Laurier Thibault has held key positions with various political organizations at the provincial and federal level. He is currently a board member of the Immigration and Refugee Commission in Montreal.
From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Thibault was international vice-president (with responsibility for Africa) with Gervais Gagnon Covington and Associates.
From 1972 to 1994, Mr. Thibault was Chief of Staff for the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Minister of International Affairs, and the Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs. His responsibilities included working on the revision and improvement of the Apex program and helping to set up the Investment Bureau, and the Export Promotion Bureau.
Mr. Thibault obtained his BA from the University of Ottawa in 1970. In 1995, he completed a training program offered by the Department of International Affairs and the Quebec association of external trade centres. In 2002, he went on to study for a diploma in law from the University of Montreal and enrolled in the training program for members of administrative tribunals offered by the Canadian Management Centre in Ottawa.
Mr. Thibault is a member of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges.