Biography – Patrick Borbey, President

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Patrick Borbey was appointed President of the Public service Commission in May 2017. Prior to that, he was Associate Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage since July 2014, where he oversaw the departmental mandate for Sport Canada, and worked closely with the National Capital Commission and the six National Museums.

Patrick has held a number of positions of significant responsibility, including as President of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor); Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials; Chair of the Arctic Council; Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of Treaties and Aboriginal Government; Assistant Deputy Minister of Northern Affairs; Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate Services at both the Privy Council Office and Health Canada; and Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch at Health Canada.

Patrick was also Director General of Communications at Transport Canada, of International Cultural Relations at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, of Strategy and Plans at Parks Canada and of Finance at both the former Department of Communications and the Department of Canadian Heritage. He has also held senior positions at the Department of Labour and at Industry Canada.

Originally from Elliot Lake in Northern Ontario, Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (concentration in Political Science) and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa. He has also been a long-time minor hockey coach.

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