• 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
  • Yves Giroux
    Yves Giroux entered the federal public service in 1995. Mr. Giroux is a graduate of the Université de Montréal, where he earned a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.Mr. Giroux has in-depth fiscal, financial, and social policy knowledge and expertise. He also has considerable experience working with stakeholders, and managing large teams and multi-million dollar budgets.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 19, 2018
  • Colin Deacon
    Colin Deacon lives in Nova Scotia, where he has played an important role in leading and fostering technology start-ups and businesses in the province and across Atlantic Canada.During his career, he worked as a broker, helped found one of the largest life science venture funds in Canada, and commercialized technology that led to the creation of new job opportunities for Atlantic Canadians. In 2009, he founded BlueLight Analytics, a company that improved the quality of restorative dentistry using innovative technologies.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 15, 2018
  • New Members of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has selected ten leading young Canadians to join the Youth Council. Each one brings their own unique perspectives and strengths.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 13, 2018
  • Advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment
    Gender equality is a fundamental human right, and a top priority for Canada and its G7 Presidency. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are critical to building peace, reducing poverty, and growing our economies.
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    Québec City, Quebec - June 10, 2018
  • Investing in growth that works for everyone
    We live in a world in which technological innovation is rapidly transforming the nature of work and globalization is increasingly perceived as a cause of inequality. Demographic shifts, the effects of climate change, and uneven growth have put pressure on countries all over the world, especially fragile and conflict-affected states.These challenges, however, also present tremendous opportunities, which we must seize together. All countries share a responsibility to focus on policies that encourage innovation, put people first, and deliver progress for everyone.
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    Québec City, Quebec - June 10, 2018