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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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Jonathan Fried


Master of Law, Columbia University
Bachelor of Law, University of Toronto
Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), University of Toronto

Professional Experience

2012 - Present
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the World Trade Organization

2008 - 2012
Ambassador of Canada to Japan

2006 - 2008
Executive Director for the Canada, Irish and Caribbean constituency, International Monetary Fund

2003 - 2006
Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister and Head of the Canada-United States Secretariat, Privy Council Office

Associate Deputy Minister, Foreign Affairs

2000 - 2003
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and Canadian Representative to G-7, Department of Finance

1997 - 2000
Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade, Economic and Environmental Policy, Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1995 - 1997
Director General, General Trade Policy Bureau and Coordinator for NAFTA, Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1991 - 1995
Principal Legal Counsel, Office of North America Free Trade Negotiations and then Trade Law Division, Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1987 - 1991
Counsellor, Congressional and Legal Affairs, Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1985 - 1987
Assistant General Counsel, Trade Negotiations Office for Canada–US Free Trade Negotiations, Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1980 - 1985
Various positions in Brasilia, Ottawa and New York (United Nations)

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