Year 1 of the Trudeau Government: Addressing Global Challenges through Innovation, Trade, and Respect for Human Rights
November 1st, 2016
Please join the Canadian Consulate General in Seattle and the World Affairs Council for a conversation with Canadian Ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton, for an assessment of Canada’s global priorities, and the U.S. - Canada relationship.
A networking reception with lunch will be held at 11:30am. The formal event will begin at 12:oopm.
About the speaker:
David MacNaughton presented his credentials as Canada’s Ambassador to the United States on March 3, 2016. As a seasoned entrepreneur and political strategist, Mr. MacNaughton brings a unique set of skills and experiences to his new role as Ambassador.
In the 1980s, Mr. MacNaughton transformed the public affairs industry by building an organization that comprised government relations, public opinion research and public relations. After selling his business in 1989, Mr. MacNaughton became President of Canada’s largest government and public relations firm and subsequently North American President of the world’s largest public relations firm. From 1995 until 2003, Mr. MacNaughton was President of Strathshore Financial and was an advisor to one of Canada’s leading investment banks.
Mr. MacNaughton’s public sector experience includes work at both the federal and provincial levels, including as advisor to the Minister at the Departments of Transport, Industry and Foreign Affairs. He was principal secretary to the Premier of Ontario from 2003 to 2005 and the Chairman of StrategyCorp from 2005 until his appointment.
Active in community affairs, Mr. MacNaughton has served on the boards of the North York General Hospital, the Stratford Festival, the National Ski Academy, TV Ontario, the Toronto French School and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Mr. MacNaughton is married and has four daughters.
This event is a part of the 2016-2017 Policy & Thought Leader Series, which is sponsored by Holland America Line.