New Canadian HC in town

New Canadian HC in town

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There’s a new Canadian High Commissioner for Guyana, Pierre Giroux

Here’s his bio

Pierre Giroux (BA [Economics], Université de Montréal, 1974) has worked in the federal public service for 34 years, during which time he has held a wide range of positions relating to international affairs. Overseas, Mr. Giroux has served as ambassador to El Salvador, chargé d’affaires en pied to the Dominican Republic, deputy head of mission to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., Canadian representative on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s development assistance committee in Paris, adviser in the Canadian embassies to Venezuela and to Algeria, cooperation section chief in the Canadian embassies to Tunisia and to Guatemala, and technical expert in planning for the governments of Mali and Haiti. At Headquarters, he has held the positions of director, West and Central Africa, and Canadian representative for the peace process in the African Great Lakes region, deputy director for climate change and energy policy, deputy director for recruitment and management of the development assistance file and senior planning officer for the Canadian International Development Agency’s Haiti Program. Mr. Giroux and his wife, Blanca Ureta, have one son. Mr. Giroux replaces Nicole Giles.

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