• Biographical Notes - The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc
    Justice Arthur Joseph LeBlanc was born in West Arichat, Nova Scotia in 1943 and attended primary and secondary schools in that region. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and he earned a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Dalhousie University in 1968.  Following graduation, he was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in November 1968. 
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 14, 2017
  • Funding to advance peace, stabilization and humanitarian assistance in Myanmar
    Funding to advance peace, stabilization and humanitarian assistance in MyanmarThe Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, met with Her Excellency Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and announced $8.8 million in support for peace, stabilization and humanitarian assistance in Myanmar.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 7, 2017
  • Francis McGuire
    EducationMaster of Arts (International Studies, Trade and Economics), Johns Hopkins UniversityBachelor of Arts, Dalhousie UniversityDiploma in European Politics, Institut d’études politiques de ParisProfessional Experience2000 - 2015President and Chief Executive Officer, Major Drilling Group International Inc.1998 - 2000Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development, MITI Information Technology Inc.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 31, 2017
  • Guylaine Roy
    EducationBachelor of Law, Université Laval Professional ExperienceSince September 2011Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs, Canadian Heritage2008 - 2011Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Transport Canada2007 - 2008Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs, Transport Canada2006 - 2007Director General, Environmental Affairs, Transport Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 19, 2017
  • Chris Forbes
    EducationMaster of Arts, Economics, McGill UniversityBachelor of Arts, Economics (Honours), McGill UniversityProfessional ExperienceSince November 2016Associate Deputy Minister of Finance2015 - 2016Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food2013 - 2015Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Environment Canada2010 - 2013Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance Canada2009 - 2010Director General, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch, Finance Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 19, 2017
  • Andrea Lyon
    EducationBachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of ManitobaProfessional ExperienceSince April 2014Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food2011 - 2014Associate Deputy Minister of the Environment2009 - 2011Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food2008 - 2009Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy, Citizenship and Immigration Canada2007Chief Trade Negotiator, North America, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 19, 2017
  • Biographical Notes – Madeleine Meilleur
    Madeleine Meilleur is a well-known advocate of Ontario’s French language minority community, including through her accomplishments in elected office and her work in support of vibrant, Francophone community institutions.After working as a registered nurse at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, Ms. Meilleur earned a law degree at the University of Ottawa and practiced in the field of labour law.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 15, 2017
  • David Vigneault
    EducationMaster of Arts, Political Science, Université de MontréalBachelor of Arts, Political Science, Université LavalProfessional Experience2013 - 2017Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Security and Intelligence, Privy Council Office2010 - 2013Associate Vice-President, Programs Branch, Canada Border Services Agency2009 - 2010Assistant Director, Intelligence, Canadian Security Intelligence Service
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 11, 2017
  • Gina Wilson
    EducationBachelor of Social Sciences, University of OttawaProfessional ExperienceSince July 2015Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety2014 - 2015Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development2013 - 2014Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada2011 - 2013Assistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and Regional Operations Branch, Public Safety Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 28, 2017
  • David McGovern
    EducationMaster of Science, Economics, London School of Economics and Political ScienceBachelor of Arts, Canadian Studies, McGill UniversityProfessional ExperienceSince January 2015Deputy National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Privy Council Office2014 - 2015Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office, responsible for the Border Action Plan Implementation and Regulatory Cooperation Council2011 - 2014Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Research, Employment and Social Development Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 28, 2017