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June 1998


NATO Permanent Representative of Canada

Ambassador David Wright

1997 - 2003

Born in Montreal, Canada
Married (Ilze Skuja) with one son (Julian)


Education

Lower Canada College, Montreal 1957-1962
McGill University, Montreal - BSc 1966 (Mathematics & Economics),
Columbia University, New York - MBA 1968 (International Finance)


Career in Candian Foreign Service

1997-
Canadian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to NATO

1994-97
Canadian Ambassador to Spain

1990-94
Assistant Deputy Minister for Europe, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa

1987-90
Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Canadian Embassy, Paris

1985-87
Director General, Economic Policy Bureau, External Affairs, Ottawa
Sous-sherpa for G-7 Economic Summits

1982-85
Director, Policy Planning Bureau

1978-82
Counsellor (Economic and Financial), Canadian Embassy, Tokyo

1975-78
Economic Bureau, External Affairs, Ottawa

1972-75
First Secretary, Canadian Permanent Mission to the UN, New York

1969-72
Second Secretary, Canadian Embassy, Rome

1968-69
Ottawa


Languages

English, French, Spanish


Publications on various foreign affairs and economics topics including:

  • The future of NATO
  • The Japanese financial system
  • Russia and Ukraine
  • Canada-US free trade
  • The Canada-Spain fishing conflict
  • World population trends
  • Long term growth in industrial societies


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