List of ambassadors of Canada to the European Union

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The Ambassador of Canada to the European Union is the head of the Mission of Canada to the European Union, which represents Canada and its interests in the European Union.

Description[edit]

With offices at Avenue des Arts 58 in Brussels, Belgium (like the Canadian embassy), the mission employs representatives from Global Affairs Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Department of Justice.

It used to include the European Economic Community, the European Atomic Energy Community, and the European Coal and Steel Community. On December 29, 1959, Cabinet decided to seek the agreement of the three bodies to have Sydney David Pierce accredited to them at the ambassadorial level. Pierce was already Canada's Ambassador to Belgium.

Ambassadors[edit]

List of Canadian ambassadors to the European Union with the rank and status of Head of Mission:

Ambassador Start of Term End of Term
Sydney David Pierce March 17, 1960 October 31, 1965
Paul Tremblay May 13, 1966 February 16, 1970
Randolph Gherson[1] February 17, 1970 January 28, 1971
James Coningsby Langley December 10, 1970 June 28, 1975
Marcel Cadieux[2] March 27, 1975 September 8, 1978
Richard Marcus Tait October 12, 1978 September 9, 1982
Jacques Gignac September 22, 1982 -
Robert K. Joyce[3] November 15, 1985 -
Craig Thomas MacDonald[1] October 1986 -
Daniel Molgat January 22, 1987 September 23, 1991
Gordon Scott Smith 1991 August 12, 1994
Jacques Roy[4] August 30, 1994 July 1996
Jean-Pierre Juneau September 11, 1996 -
James Bartleman July 26, 2000 -
Jeremy Kinsman[5] August 1, 2002 June 16, 2006
Ross Hornby[5][6] June 16, 2006 July 22, 2011
H. David Plunkett[7] July 22, 2011 August 14, 2015
Daniel J. Costello[5][8][9] August 14, 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
  2. ^ also styled as Ambassador
  3. ^ died while in office
  4. ^ "Jacques Roy". Government of Canada. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b c Styled as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
  6. ^ 2006 announcement by Foreign Affairs Minister
  7. ^ 2011 announcement by Foreign Affairs Minister
  8. ^ 2015 announcement by Privy Council Office
  9. ^ Dion’s primary residence to be in Berlin, EU ambassador to stay on, sources say

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