• Timothy Sargent
    EducationPh.D. (Economics), University of British ColumbiaMaster of Arts (Economics), University of Western OntarioBachelor of Arts (Economics and Econometrics), University of ManchesterProfessional ExperienceSince October 2016Deputy Minister for International Trade2014 - 2016Associate Deputy Minister of Finance2013 - 2014Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food2013Acting Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 7, 2018
  • Catherine Blewett
    EducationMaster of Public Administration, Dalhousie UniversityBachelor of Arts, Political Science, Dalhousie UniversityProfessional ExperienceSince June 2016Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans2015 - 2016Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet, Government of Nova Scotia2014 - 2016Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and CEO of the Office of Immigration, Government of Nova Scotia
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 7, 2018
  • Andrea Lyon
    EducationBachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of ManitobaProfessional ExperienceSince May 2017Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet2014 - 2017Deputy 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 Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 7, 2018
  • Ron Parker
    EducationMaster of Arts, Economics, University of Western OntarioBachelor of Arts, Economics (Honours), University of SaskatchewanProfessional ExperienceSince July 2015President, Shared Services Canada2013 - 2015Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat2011 - 2013Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada2009 - 2011Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Industry Sector, Industry Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 7, 2018
  • Paul Glover
    EducationMaster of Business Administration, Queen’s UniversityProfessional ExperienceSince October 2016President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency2013 - 2016Associate Deputy Minister of Health2011 - 2013Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada2008 - 2011Assistant Deputy Minister, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada2007 - 2008Director, Strategic Operations, and then Acting Assistant Secretary, Social Development Policy, Privy Council Office
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 7, 2018
  • Mandate for the International Panel on Artificial Intelligence
    Mission StatementThe mission of the International Panel on Artificial Intelligence (IPAI) will be to support and guide the responsible adoption of AI that is human-centric and grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation and economic growth. The International Panel on AI will facilitate international collaboration in a multistakeholder manner with the scientific community, industry, civil society, related international organizations, and governments.
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    Montréal, Quebec - December 6, 2018
  • Prime Minister announces initiatives in Singapore
    While at the ASEAN Summit in Singapore, the Prime Minister announced initiatives to increase collaboration between Canada, ASEAN and Singapore, ranging from increased cyber security to mitigating biological threats.
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    Singapore - November 15, 2018
  • Joint Statement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Marine Litter and Plastics
    On the occasion of the third annual dialogue between H.E. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and H.E. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China in Singapore on November 14, 2018, both sides acknowledged that plastic pollution resulting from current practices have negative impacts on ocean health, biodiversity, economic sustainability, and potentially on human health.
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    Singapore - November 14, 2018
  • Shawn Tupper
    EducationBachelor of Social Science, Political Science, University of CalgaryProfessional ExperienceSince April 2017Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Economic and Regional Development Policy, Privy Council Office2015-2017Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Branch, Transport Canada2014-2015Assistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and Programs Branch, Public Safety Canada2009-2013Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Partnerships Branch, Public Safety Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 26, 2018
  • The Prime Minister announces significant support while attending the XVII Francophonie Summit
    Today, at the XVII Francophonie Summit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced significant support for development projects in African countries.Canada will support the following initiatives:EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN AND GIRLSWomen’s Voice and Leadership in MaliStrengthening the political, economic and social empowerment of Malian women$8,000,000 (from 2018–2019 to 2022–2023) – CECI/SOCO/DEVIThe aim of this project is to strengthen the political, economic and social empowerment of Malian women by
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    Yerevan, Armenia - October 13, 2018