• 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
  • Working together on climate change, oceans, and clean energy
    The effects of climate change are real. Extreme weather events, including droughts and floods, are more frequent and getting worse, affecting millions of people around the world. Rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and thinning sea ice are also threatening vulnerable regions and coastal communities, including the Arctic and Indigenous Peoples that live there.
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    Québec City, Quebec - June 10, 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
  • Building a more peaceful and secure world
    Building a more peaceful and secure world – founded on the values of inclusion, acceptance, and gender equality – is more important than ever to address the very real and persistent threats we face as a global community. These threats – including foreign actors trying to undermine our democratic institutions, terrorism, violent extremism, sexual violence, organized crime, weapons proliferation, as well as cybercrime – are wide-ranging and transcend all borders. Together, we need to act now to promote and protect the rights, freedoms, and safety of our citizens.
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    Québec City, Quebec - June 10, 2018
  • Preparing for jobs of the future
    New technologies impact how we work, and hold the potential to deliver transformational shifts in our societies. While these shifts present challenges, they also present incredible opportunities for both emerging and traditional labour sectors.That is why Canada is making smart investments today to build a forward-looking economy for future generations. This also means taking steps to ensure that all Canadians have access to the training and education they need to lead our rapidly changing global economy.
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    Québec City, Quebec - June 10, 2018
  • Heather Lank
    Born in Arvida, Quebec, and educated in Switzerland, the United States, and Canada, Heather Lank holds both a masters and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Toronto.Dr. Lank joined the federal Public Service in 1990 as an operational auditor with Correctional Service Canada. She began her career with the Senate of Canada administration in 1991 as a committee clerk, and has assumed progressively senior leadership roles over the past 27 years. 
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 8, 2018
  • Pierre Dalphond
    Born in Joliette, the Honourable Pierre Dalphond has extensive legislative and judicial experience in Canada. He obtained a law degree from the Université de Montréal, before completing a masters in political philosophy and law at Oxford University in 1982.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 6, 2018