• Roch Huppé

    EducationMaster of Public Administration, École nationale d’administration publiqueCertificate in Accounting, Université du QuébecBachelor of Business Administration (Finance), Université du QuébecChartered professional accountantProfessional ExperienceSince May 2013Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Commissioner, Canada Revenue Agency2010 - 2013Chief Financial Officer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada2008 - 2010Director General, Resource Management, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 22, 2017
  • Gordon Venner

    EducationMasters, London School of EconomicsBachelor of Arts, University of Western OntarioProfessional ExperienceSince August 2014Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, National Defence2012 - 2014Assistant Deputy Minister, G8 Sous-Sherpa and Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation2010 - 2012Assistant Deputy Minister, Middle East, Maghreb and Afghanistan, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 22, 2017
  • Bill Matthews

    EducationBachelor of Commerce, DalhousieUniversityFellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants, Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (FCPA, CPA, CA)Professional ExperienceSince July 2014Comptroller General of Canada2011 - 2014Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat2009 - 2011Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management and Analysis Sector, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 22, 2017
  • Jody Thomas

    EducationBachelor of Commerce, University of CalgaryBachelor of Arts, Carleton UniversityProfessional ExperienceSince March 2017Senior Associate Deputy Minister, National Defence
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 22, 2017
  • Biographical Notes – Antoinette Perry

    Antoinette Perry is a respected educator from Tignish, Prince Edward Island. Before her retirement from teaching in 2009, she enjoyed a distinguished 32-year career at Tignish Consolidated Elementary School where she taught Music and French. She serves as an organist and church choir director at St. Simon and St. Jude Parish and as a co-coordinator of the Parish’s Summer Organ Recital Series. 
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 14, 2017
  • Jean-François Tremblay

    EducationPh.D., Political Science, Université LavalMaster of Arts, Political Science, Université LavalBachelor of Arts, Political Science, Université LavalProfessional ExperienceSince March 2016Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Communities2015 - 2016Deputy Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities2013 - 2015Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 14, 2017
  • Kelly Gillis

    EducationGraduate Diploma, Public Accountancy, McGill UniversityBachelor of Commerce, Accounting, McGill UniversityChartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA), Canadian Institute of Chartered AccountantsProfessional ExperienceSince January 2015Associate Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada2013 - 2015Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications, Industry Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 14, 2017
  • Canada-New Brunswick early learning and child care agreement

    Canada-New Brunswick early learning and child care agreement

    The governments of Canada and New Brunswick have signed a three-year, bilateral early learning and child care agreement, which will see the federal government invest close to $30 million to improve early learning and child care for preschool-aged children in the province. The province will contribute an additional $41 million for a total of $71 million.This funding will be used to support initiatives that will improve early learning and child care in New Brunswick. For example, we will:
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    Moncton, New Brunswick - August 30, 2017
  • David Adams Richards

    Biographical NotesDavid Adams Richards is an acclaimed Canadian novelist, essayist, screenwriter and poet, whose commitment to the Miramichi River valley, his province, and the country is reflected in his body of work. His writings, through which he gives voices to the marginalized and helps to deepen the reader’s understanding of the human experience, have been translated into 12 languages, and are part of the curriculum of Canadian and U.S. universities.
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    Moncton, New Brunswick - August 30, 2017
  • Canada provides support for initiatives in Jordan and the Middle East

    Canada provides support for initiatives in Jordan and the Middle East

    Canada is providing $45.3 million to empower grass roots women’s organizations and assist Jordanian and Lebanese communities in hosting over 1,660,000 registered Syrian refugees.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 29, 2017