Biographical notes


Emily McLaughlin (BA [Anthropology], University of Victoria, 1998) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2001. Her early assignments were as a policy adviser in the Mexico and the European Union divisions and as a departmental adviser in the Office of the Secretary of State for Africa, Latin America and La Francophonie, where she also worked as a legislative assistant. She has worked as a trade commissioner in the Calgary regional office and was a departmental adviser in the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2019 to 2021. She has served abroad at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, the High Commission in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in London and the Consulate General in Hong Kong. Most recently, she was the director of the Inter-American Affairs division.

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