• Michael Vandergrift
    EducationBachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of AlbertaMaster of Science, Social Policy and Planning, London School of EconomicsProfessional ExperienceSince August 2015Assistant Secretary, International Affairs, Security and Justice Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat2014 - 2015Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Affairs, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat2010 - 2014Director of Operations, Priorities and Planning Secretariat, Privy Council Office
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 27, 2017
  • Paul Thompson
    EducationBachelor of Arts (Political Science and Economics), University of TorontoMaster of Arts (Economics), Queen’s UniversityProfessional ExperienceSince May 2014Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch, Employment and Social Development Canada2010 - 2014Assistant Deputy Minister, Processing and Payment Services Branch, Service Canada2007 - 2010Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 27, 2017
  • The Honourable Tracey L. Clements
    The Honourable Tracey L. Clements was born and raised in the small community of High Bank, Prince Edward Island. She chose to remain in the Maritimes for her education, receiving a Bachelor of Arts and a law degree from the University of New Brunswick. Following her studies, she joined the firm of Stewart McKelvey, where she developed a general litigation practice, including labour and employment, and human rights law. She was appointed to the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island on March 8, 2017.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 27, 2017
  • Biographical notes – Bob Rae
    The Honourable Bob Rae, P.C., C.C., O.Ont., Q.C., former Premier of Ontario, and former interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, was born in 1948, in Ottawa. A Rhodes Scholar, he completed his studies at Oxford University in 1973 and graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1977.Mr. Rae’s passion for social justice dates back to his early days in student politics and community service. Between 1978 and 2013, he was elected 11 times to federal and provincial parliaments.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 23, 2017
  • Biographical Notes – The Honourable Mary T. Moreau
    Since her appointment to the bench in November 1994, the Honourable Mary T. Moreau has contributed her energy and wisdom to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench for over 20 years. She is the first woman appointed to the position of Chief Justice of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 17, 2017
  • Dr. Mona Nemer
    Before becoming Canada’s Chief Science Advisor, Mona Nemer was Professor and Vice-President, Research, at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Molecular Genetics and Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 26, 2017
  • Chief Science Advisor

    Strong support for science can make a real difference to the people in our communities, our environment, our health, our economy, and our future prosperity. The Government of Canada is committed to strengthen science in government decision-making and to support scientists’ vital work. In keeping with these commitments, the government has re-instated the long form census and unmuzzled scientists. We are also bringing greater diversity and equity in the sciences, and have invested billions in science and innovation programs.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 26, 2017
  • Roch Huppé

    EducationMaster of Public Administration, École nationale d’administration publiqueCertificate in Accounting, Université du QuébecBachelor of Business Administration (Finance), Université du QuébecChartered professional accountantProfessional ExperienceSince May 2013Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Commissioner, Canada Revenue Agency2010 - 2013Chief Financial Officer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada2008 - 2010Director General, Resource Management, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 22, 2017
  • Gordon Venner

    EducationMasters, London School of EconomicsBachelor of Arts, University of Western OntarioProfessional ExperienceSince August 2014Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, National Defence2012 - 2014Assistant Deputy Minister, G8 Sous-Sherpa and Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation2010 - 2012Assistant Deputy Minister, Middle East, Maghreb and Afghanistan, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 22, 2017
  • Bill Matthews

    EducationBachelor of Commerce, Dalhousie UniversityFellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants, Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (FCPA, CPA, CA)Professional ExperienceSince July 2014Comptroller General of Canada2011 - 2014Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat2009 - 2011Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management and Analysis Sector, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 22, 2017