Having lived in Toronto for a few years to learn English, Norman Mr. Beaudoin then learned more about business administration. In 1979, he moved to La Tuque to start The John Lewis Industries, North American leader in wooden sticks manufacturing for the food industry.
After the sale of the factory, Mr Beaudoin became a co-owner of the airline company Air Hélibec whom he manages for a few years. Always very interested in the development of La Tuque, Mr Beaudoin was involved in several committees and associations, in particular the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Haut-Saint-Maurice which he chaired from 2003 to 2005.
Elected mayor of La Tuque in November, 2009, Norman Mr. Beaudoin participates in 23 committees. He is also a president of the Council of Urban Area of La Tuque and the president of the Le Renaissance corporation