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Guy Saint-Jacques

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Guy Saint-Jacques

Ambassador of Canada to the People’s Republic of China

Guy Saint-Jacques joined the Foreign Affairs Department in 1977. His postings have included Beijing, Hong Kong, Kinshasa, Washington and London. (In his most recent assignments to Washington and, just prior to that, London, he served as Deputy Head of Mission). At Headquarters, he has held numerous positions including: Deputy Director, Environment and Energy Division; Director, Assignments Division; and Director General, Personnel Management Bureau. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to China in October 2012, Mr. Saint- Jacques was Canada’s Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change. Fluent in Mandarin, this is his fourth posting to the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Saint-Jacques holds a BA [Geology], from Université de Montréal; and an MA [Land Planning and Regional Development] from Laval University. He is married to Sylvie Cameron and they have two daughters and two grandchildren.