Mel Cappe

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Mel Cappe
OC
Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
In office
2002–2006
Preceded by Jeremy Kinsman
Succeeded by James R. Wright
Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet
In office
January 18, 1999 – May 12, 2002
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
Preceded by Jocelyne Bourgon
Succeeded by Alex Himelfarb
Deputy Minister of Human Resources Development
In office
July 12, 1996 – January 17, 1999
Minister Doug Young
Pierre Pettigrew
Preceded by new office
Succeeded by Claire Morris
Deputy Minister of Labour
In office
July 12, 1996 – January 17, 1999
Minister Alfonso Gagliano
Lawrence MacAulay
Claudette Bradshaw
Preceded by new office
Succeeded by Claire Morris
Deputy Minister of the Environment
In office
May 9, 1994 – July 11, 1996
Minister Sheila Copps
Sergio Marchi
Preceded by Nick Mulder
Succeeded by Ian Glen
Personal details
Born (1948-12-03) December 3, 1948 (age 65)
Toronto, Ontario
Alma mater New College, Toronto
University of Western Ontario

Melvin Samuel "Mel" Cappe, OC (born December 3, 1948) is a Canadian civil servant and diplomat. From 2006 to 2011 he was the President and CEO of the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) in Montreal. He was most recently Canada's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. He had served in Canada's government since 1975 as a deputy minister of Environment Canada, Human Resources Development and Labour, as well as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Federal Cabinet.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Cappe received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1971 from New College, University of Toronto and an Master of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. He served as the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2002 to 2006.

He is married to Marni and has two grown children, Danny and Emily.

In 2009, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his contributions to the federal public service, notably as a deputy minister, and as clerk of the Privy Council and as secretary to the Cabinet".[1]

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  1. ^ "Governor General Announces 57 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. December 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 

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