Peter Harder

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Biographical Information

"Peter is Senior Policy Advisor to Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP. Peter possesses a wealth of expertise in public policy as a result of his involvement at the centre of government decision making for over thirty years.

"Prior to joining FMC, Peter was a long serving Deputy Minister in the Government of Canada. First appointed a Deputy Minister in 1991, he served as the most senior public servant in a number of federal departments including Treasury Board, Solicitor General, Citizenship and Immigration, Industry and Foreign Affairs and International Trade. At Foreign Affairs, Peter assumed the responsibilities of the Personal Representative of the Prime Minister to three G8 Summits (Sea Island, Gleneagles and St. Petersburg).

"In 2000, the Governor General presented Peter with the Prime Minister’s Outstanding Achievement Award for public service leadership. In 2002, Peter was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal for public service. And in 2007, the President of Colombia named Peter grand master of the Order of San Carlos for his contribution to international relations. Peter has joined the Boards of Power Financial Corporation, IGM Financial Corporation, ARISE Technologies, Telesat Canada, Energizer Resources, KRIA Resources Inc. and Pinetree Capital Limited. Peter is also a member of a Board of Governors of the University of Ottawa, The United Church Foundation, The Commonwealth Games Foundation of Canada, Canada World Youth, and The National Police Services Advisory Council (RCMP). Since 2008, he also serves as an independent advisor to the Auditor General of Canada.

"Mr. Harder was appointed a Trudeau Foundation Mentor for 2009-2010. He also serves as the Chair of the National Arts Centre’s Governance, Nominating, and Ethics Committee. In 2008, Peter was elected the President of the Canada China Business Council (CCBC). He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

"Peter is a Jury member for the Donner Book Prize, and is a regular television and print commentator." [1]

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  1. Peter Harder, Genome Canada, accessed March 10, 2011.
  2. Board, Northland Power, accessed April 5, 2011.
  3. Why, IDDEX, accessed March 10, 2011.
  4. About, Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, accessed March 10, 2011.