National Security Advisor (Canada)

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The National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister (French: Conseiller à la sécurité nationale et au renseignement auprès du premier ministre)[1] is an associate secretary in the Privy Council Office (PCO) and is responsible for advising the Prime Minister of Canada on security and intelligence matters. The person in this role is supported by the Security and Intelligence Secretariat and the International Assessment Staff.

The current National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister is Greta Bossenmaier, who was previously the chief of the Communications Security Establishment.[2] She was appointed on May 23, 2018, filling the vacancy left when her predecessor, Daniel Jean, retired.[3]


The National Security and Intelligence Advisor has four main responsibilities:


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  2. ^ "Head of Canada's cyber spy agency to become PM's new national security adviser | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  3. ^ "Daniel Jean, adviser who suggested Trudeau's India trip was sabotaged, retiring". Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  • Privy Council Office (2009). [1]. Retrieved February 20, 2009.
  • Privy Council Office (2005). Organization Chart. Retrieved July 8, 2005.

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