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The FCCC is pleased to offer you a rare opportunity to meet and hear the views of a long-standing Ambassador to China, Mr. Guy Saint-Jacques, on the eve of his departure.
Ambassador Saint-Jacques has recently attended two high-level bilateral meetings – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to China, followed by the visit of Premier Li Keqiang to Canada – and will discuss the results of these meetings with the FCCC audience.
This is Ambassador Saint-Jacques’ fourth posting to China. He will reflect on the big changes he has witnessed here in the past 32 years and answer questions from the audience, on the record.
The talk will be followed by a reception.
DATE: September 30 (Friday) 5:30pm-7pm
VENUE: The Embassy of Canada
ENTRANCE: Only with prior registration and presentation of passport/photo ID
REGISTRATION: Registration will close at 12pm on Wednesday 28th September.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Mr. Guy Saint-Jacques, Ambassador of Canada to the People’s Republic of China, joined the Foreign Affairs Department in 1977. His postings have included Beijing, Hong Kong, Kinshasa, Washington and London. (In his most recent assignments to Washington and, just prior to that, London, he served as Deputy Head of Mission). At Headquarters, he has held numerous positions including: Deputy Director, Environment and Energy Division; Director, Assignments Division; and Director General, Personnel Management Bureau. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to China in October 2012, Mr. Saint-Jacques was Canada’s Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change. Fluent in Mandarin, this is his fourth posting to the People’s Republic of China.