Daniel J. Caron

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Daniel J. Caron
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2nd Librarian and Archivist of Canada
In office
April 25, 2009[1] – May 15, 2013 during pleasure
Governor General David Johnston
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by Ian E. Wilson
Personal details
Born 1957
Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada

Daniel J. Caron (born 1957)[2] was the Librarian and Archivist of Canada from April 25, 2009 until May 15, 2013. He is also a professor, author and public speaker.


Caron graduated with a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Economics from Laval University, and earned a doctorate in Applied Human Sciences from the University of Montreal.[2][3] His doctoral dissertation was in Canadian studies on aboriginal issues.[4]


Caron began his public service in 1982 at the Competition Bureau and also worked for the National Museums of Canada Corporation and Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Later, in the 1990s, he worked at the Economic Development Agency of Canada for Quebec. From Montreal he moved to the Treasury Board Secretariat where he was Director of the Service and Innovation Division. He moved to Human Resources Development Canada in 2000. In 2003 he joined the National Archives of Canada, now Library and Archives Canada (LAC), as the Director General of the Corporate Management Branch and subsequently held various positions at the institution.[2][3]

Caron was appointed Librarian and Archivist of Canada on April 24, 2009.[2] Between 2011 and 2013, at the request of the Clerk of the Privy Council, he was Chair of the Heads of Federal Agencies. Between 2010 and 2013, he was Chair of the Forum of National Archivists within the International Council of Archives. He was also a founding member of the Forum.[5] He left LAC on May 15, 2013.[6]

Caron has also taught at Concordia University, Ottawa University, Carleton University and École nationale d'administration publique (ENAP). He has conducted research, published many articles and given several conference presentations on public administration, archival sciences and information management.[2][7]


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  1. ^ "Organization Profile – Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada". Government of Canada. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Biography of Dr. Daniel J. Caron". LAC. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Daniel J. Caron". Prime Minister of Canada. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Liste des thèses du SHA" (in French). Université de Montréal. Retrieved November 24, 2013. Caron, Daniel J. – Territoire et autonomie politique : configurations émergentes des relations entre aborigènes et administrations française, britannique et canadienne – 1994 
  5. ^ Caron, Daniel J. (January 22, 2013). "Meeting Challenges of the Future: From Reflection to Action". LAC. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Daniel Caron Leaves Library and Archives Canada". CLA. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Daniel J. Caron – Publications". ENAP. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 

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