• Yazmine Laroche
    EducationBachelor of Arts, Mass Communications, Carleton UniversityProfessional ExperienceSince November 2013Associate Deputy Minister, Infrastructure and Communities, Infrastructure Canada2009 - 2013Assistant Deputy Minister, Executive Policies and Talent Management, Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat2007 - 2009Assistant Deputy Minister, Special Projects, Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - July 20, 2018
  • Alex Benay
    EducationMaster of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Athabasca University (currently completing)Bachelor of Arts, History, University of OttawaProfessional ExperienceSince March 2017Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat2014 - 2017President and Chief Executive Officer, Ingenium - Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation2011 - 2014Vice-President of Government Affairs and Business Development, OpenText Corporation
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    Ottawa, Ontario - July 20, 2018
  • Canada’s commitments to NATO
    Canada has been a member of NATO since it was founded in 1949. NATO is an essential contributor to international peace and security. It is the cornerstone of Canadian security and defence policy, the foundation for strong collective defence; and important transatlantic link that binds together North American and European security. Canada’s priority for NATO is to ensure that the Alliance remains modern, flexible, and agile to address effectively the threats of today and those in the future.
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    Brussels, Belgium - July 12, 2018
  • Canada’s leadership in Iraq
    Canada will assume command of a new NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq for its first year. The mission is the natural next step for Canada, as we move forward from the successful fight against Daesh to helping build institutional capacity in Iraq and create the foundations for longer-term peace and stability.Specifically, this will include the following deployment of up to 250 Canadian Armed Forces personnel and assets from Fall 2018 to Fall 2019, including:
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    Brussels, Belgium - July 11, 2018
  • Shelly Bruce
    EducationMaster of Arts, Slavic Languages and Literature, University of TorontoBachelor of Arts, Russian Studies, Dalhousie UniversityProfessional ExperienceSince November 2017Associate Chief, Communications Security Establishment2009 - 2017Deputy Chief, Signals Intelligence, Communications Security Establishment2007 - 2009Director of Operations, Security and Intelligence, Privy Council Office2004 - 2007Director General, Intelligence, Communications Security Establishment
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 27, 2018
  • Erin O'Gorman
    EducationMaster of Public Administration, Carleton UniversityBachelor of Arts (Honours), Political Studies, Queen’s UniversityProfessional ExperienceSince March 2017Assistant Secretary, Government Operations Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat2015 - 2017Assistant Deputy Minister, Major Projects Management Office, Natural Resources Canada2011 - 2015Director General, Aviation Security, Transport Canada2007 - 2010Director of Operations, Privy Council Office
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 27, 2018
  • The Honourable Heather J. Holmes
    The Honourable Heather J. Holmes was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 2001. Highly regarded for her expertise in criminal law, Justice Holmes has been actively involved in the Court’s administration and strategic planning over the course of her 17-year judicial career. She brings to her new role as Associate Chief Justice a strong sense of public service and a natural ability to bring people together.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 22, 2018
  • The Honourable Deborah E. Fry
    The Honourable Deborah E. Fry was appointed to the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, Trial Division, in 2007. She has spent the last several years as a judge of the Family Division of the Supreme Court and most recently as the senior administrative judge of that Division.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 22, 2018
  • Reconciliation Framework Agreement for Bioregional Oceans Management and Protection
    Through the Reconciliation Framework Agreement for Bioregional Oceans Management and Protection, the Government of Canada and 14 First Nations committed to work together to develop and manage marine initiatives on the Pacific North Coast.
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    Prince Rupert, British Columbia - June 21, 2018
  • Julie Miville-Dechêne
    Julie Miville-Dechêne was a journalist, a senior public servant, and is a strong voice for gender equality and women’s rights. She holds a graduate degree in conflict prevention and resolution from the Université de Sherbrooke, a Master’s Degree in journalism from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in political science from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 20, 2018