Wendake man promoted to top of Canadian Army in Ontario

Brig. Gen. Joe Paul assuming command of the Canadian Army’s largest formation.


Almost 30 years ago, a young man from Wendake First Nation near Quebec City decided to join the Canadian Armed Forces as a reservist.

Brig. Gen. Joe Paul went on to be stationed across Canada and served around the world, including Croatia, Egypt and Afghanistan.

Now Paul is starting a new chapter – assuming command of the Canadian Army’s largest formation, the Fourth Canadian Division in Ontario.

“I feel like I am really blessed,” said Paul.

Lieut.-Gen. Paul Wynnyk said Paul’s service has been impeccable.

“Joe Paul rose to the top commanding this division because he was the best officer for the job. We are immensely proud of him,” said Wynnyk.

Paul’s division is spread across the 46 Ontario communities with over 13,000 uniformed officers.

Producer InFocus / Winnipeg

Beverly is a member of the Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation in Manitoba. She has worked in media for over a decade, including broadcast, film and the arts. She joined APTN in January 2017 from Regina, SK where she was a video journalist for CTV and Indigenous Circle.