Minister of Transportation
Tom Beaulieu was elected to the 16th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories on October 1, 2007 as the Member for Tu Nedhe representing the communities of Fort Resolution and Lutselk’e and acclaimed to the 17th Legislative Assembly on October 3, 2011.
Mr. Beaulieu was born in Fort Resolution in 1958 where he grew up with three brothers and a sister. Mr. Beaulieu has also lived in Rocher River, Hay River, Fort Smith, Pine Point, and Yellowknife, where he currently resides. Mr. Beaulieu learned how to trap as a child and continued to trap, on and off, until the mid 1980s.
Mr. Beaulieu attended elementary school in Fort Resolution and high school in Fort Smith and Yellowknife. While at school in Fort Smith, Mr. Beaulieu was a resident at Grandin College.
Mr. Beaulieu joined the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation in 1977 as a Program Officer Trainee. In that position he worked in the Corporation’s South Slave, North Slave and Western Arctic District Offices. From 1984 to 1990, Mr. Beaulieu was the District Manager of the South Slave District Office in Hay River. In 1990 he was appointed to the position of Senior District Operations Manager. Mr. Beaulieu took leave from the Housing Corporation in 1992 to study Public and Business Administration at Arctic College in Fort Smith. Upon returning to the Corporation in 1994 he was appointed District Director of the South Slave District, a position he held until 1997 when he was made Vice-President of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation. In 2000, Mr. Beaulieu was appointed President of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation. In 2004 he was appointed President/CEO of the Northwest Territories Development Corporation and in April 2005 he was appointed as Associate Deputy Minister of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Mr. Beaulieu has three children: Doreen Vogt, Brittany Beaulieu and Zachary Beaulieu and two step-sons Garret and Joshua Jones. Mr. Beaulieu enjoys spending time hiking, walking, working around his Yellowknife home, boating, and snowmobiling.
Mr. Beaulieu considers Fort Resolution his hometown, but his mother and sister live in Hay River, where he spent many years. He has served two terms as a town councillor in Hay River. He has one brother living in Yellowknife and one in Fort Providence, and many members of his extended family continue to live in Fort Resolution.