• Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada judicial appointments
    To deliver on its commitment to ensure that the process of appointing Supreme Court of Canada Justices is transparent, inclusive, and accountable to Canadians, the Government of Canada announced a new approach on August 2nd, 2016.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - July 17, 2017
  • Biographical notes
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    Ottawa, Ontario - July 17, 2017
  • Biography of Julie Payette, OC, CQ
    Julie Payette is an astronaut, engineer, scientific broadcaster and corporate director.From 1992 to 2013, Ms. Payette worked as an astronaut and flew two missions in space. She also served many years as CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) at NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, and was Chief Astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - July 13, 2017
  • Investment to protect and transform Toronto’s Port Lands
    In the last decade, climate change has resulted in increased flooding in urban areas. By protecting 240 hectares (593 acres), the Port Lands Flood Protection Project will enhance Toronto’s resiliency, help mitigate the impact of climate change on the city, and deliver a substantial return on investment by helping to set the stage for future residential and commercial development in the Port Lands.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 28, 2017
  • Biographical Notes – Jennifer MacIntyre – Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change
    Jennifer MacIntyre holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University (1997) and a Masters in Public Administration from Queen’s University (2008)
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 27, 2017
  • Biographical Notes – Charles Robert
    Charles Robert’s career on Parliament Hill began over 35 years ago, with service at the Library of Parliament and House of Commons before he joined the Senate in 1991.Since March 2015, he has served as Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 26, 2017
  • Vincent Rigby
    EducationMaster of Arts, Diplomatic and Military History, Carleton University Bachelor of Arts, History, Carleton UniversityProfessional ExperienceSince November 2013Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy, Global Affairs Canada2010 - 2013Vice-President, Strategic Policy and Performance Branch, Canadian International Development Agency2008 - 2010Executive Director, International Assessment Staff, Privy Council Office
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 23, 2017
  • Diane Jacovella
    EducationBachelor of Science, University of OttawaGraduate Diploma in Management of Regional Public Services, Université du QuébecMaster in Regional Studies, Université du QuébecProfessional Experience
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 23, 2017
  • Peter Boehm
    EducationPh.D (History), University of EdinburghMaster of Arts (International Affairs), Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton UniversityBachelor of Arts (English and History), Wilfrid Laurier UniversityProfessional ExperienceSince March 2016Deputy Minister of International Development2015 - 2016Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and G7 Sherpa2012 - 2015Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and G7 Sherpa
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 23, 2017
  • Nathalie G. Drouin
    EducationBachelor of Law, Université LavalGraduate Diploma, Business Administration, Université LavalProfessional ExperienceSince September 2016Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Justice, Justice Canada2012 - 2016Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General, Gouvernement du Québec2012Superintendent, Solvency Supervision, and Director General, Legal Affairs, Autorité des marchés financiers
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 23, 2017