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September 22, 2020 – William Robson, CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the appointment of Guy Saint-Jacques as a Fellow-in-Residence.

“In a fraught international environment, with Canada-China relations under particular strain, the C.D. Howe Institute is fortunate to have Guy as a source of ideas and advice for its work program,” said Robson. “We look forward to deeper collaboration with him as we navigate this vital policy area.”

“I am deeply honored to join the C.D. Howe Institute as a Fellow-in-Residence,” said Saint-Jacques. “Taking into account its global importance and the need to protect our interests and values, engaging with China will remain a priority for Canadians that will require careful analyses and discussions. I look forward to future collaboration.”

Guy Saint-Jacques provides strategic advice on China. He sits on the board of directors of Xebec Adsorption Inc. and of the Foundation of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute. He is a Fellow of the China Institute of the University of Alberta and of the Institute of International Studies of Montreal. In addition, he is the Honorary Chairman of the Canada-China SME Group and of the China Policy Centre in Ottawa, as well as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Quebec Section of the Canada-China Business Council.

Previously, Mr. Saint-Jacques worked for Global Affairs Canada for nearly forty years, serving in Kinshasa, Hong Kong, Beijing, Washington, DC and London. He has served as Deputy High Commissioner in London and as Deputy Head of Mission in Washington. In Ottawa, among other things, he has worked in the divisions dealing with Science and Technology and Energy and Environment, in the Associate Deputy Minister’s Office and has been Director of Assignments and Director General of Personnel Management. In addition, Mr. Saint-Jacques was Canada’s Chief Negotiator and Climate Change Ambassador from 2010 to 2012 and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the People’s Republic of China from 2012 to 2016.

For more information please contact: C.D. Howe Institute at 416-865-1904, email: media@cdhowe.org.

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