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Stephen de Boer, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the World Trade Organization

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Advancing Canada’s Interests at the WTO
Feb
12
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:30
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Toronto ON, C.D. Howe Institute, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
  • Stephen de Boer, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the World Trade Organization

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Join us for a conversation with Stephen de Boer, Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO, as he discusses advancing Canada’s interests at the WTO in these tense but also exhilarating times for international trade and trade policy.

Biography

Stephen de Boer was appointed as Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization on August 21, 2017. 

Mr. de Boer joined Global Affairs Canada in 2005 and has held various positions in the department, including in the Investment Trade Policy and North America Trade Policy Divisions.  In 2006, he was named the Director of the Softwood Lumber Division.  From 2008 to 2010, he served as the Director of the Oceans and Environmental Law Division and as Lead Counsel for Canada’s international climate change negotiations.  In 2010, he joined Environment Canada as the Deputy Chief Negotiator for climate change and the Director General responsible for Canada’s international climate change negotiations and partnerships.  Mr. de Boer returned to the department in 2013 as the Director General of the Trade Controls Bureau.  In 2015, he was appointed Ambassador to Poland and in 2016, Ambassador to Belarus.  Prior to joining the public service, he worked for the Government of Ontario.

Mr. de Boer has published and lectured on international trade and environmental issues including at the Faculty of Law at Western University, Ryerson University, and at the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University.  He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Canada-U.S. Law Institute.  Mr. de Boer has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from Western University and a Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University.

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