I’ve been working as an industrial commissioner for the Val-d’Or Industrial Development Corporation (La Corpo) for over twenty years now, and this job has shown me some peculiarities of the profession that never cease to amaze me.
For many, the very definition of the term “Industrial Commissioner” is nebulous and mysterious.
I remember when I was new to the profession. In the hope of having a better survival rate than my predecessors, I tried to define my role as clearly as possible. I made an appointment with the mayor at the time, Mr. Fernand Trahan, first to get to know each other better, and second to understand my role and the expectations of the elite who govern us. To avoid any grey areas, I went straight to the point with the million-dollar question:
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