Paul Shannon is a graduate of St Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts, major in social sciences, He began his work career with the province of New Brunswick in 1968 as a social worker . He retired in 2001 after 33 years of service having worked as a supervisor, provincial program consultant and regional program coordinator for the Acadie-Bathurst region. He completed several training courses in social work supervision, management and process improvement and served on a number of departmental and inter-departmental committees on a provincial level. He is a resident of Belledune.
The Port of Belledune is situated on the unceded and unsurrendered traditional territory of the Mi’gmaq. Located in New Brunswick, we acknowledge that the lands of this province are the unceded and unsurrendered traditional territory of the Mi’gmaq, Wolastoqiyik, and Passamaquoddy Peoples.