Biographical note

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Chantal Chastenay (BA [Political Science, History], McGill University, 1991; MA [International Relations], Laval University, 1993) joined External Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1993. At Headquarters, she has held various positions, including deputy chief of protocol and director of the Diplomatic Corps Services. She also worked in human resources, in the Francophonie Division and in the Middle East Sector. During her career, Ms. Chastenay has held a number of positions abroad, including in Morocco (2000 to 2001) and Jordan (1995 to 1998); in the latter, she was responsible for political relations with Iraq. She was also political counsellor at the embassy in Paris (2008 to 2013). In 2016, she became deputy head of mission and minister-counsellor at the Embassy to Mexico. 

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