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Stéphane DION

  • Canadian Ambassador to France and Monaco & Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe
  • Ambassade du Canada

Bio


Stéphane Dion is a distinguished Canadian diplomat, public servant and academic. He has been Canada's Ambassador to France and Monaco since September 2022 and the Prime Minister's Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe since
2017.


From 2017 to 2022, as Canada's Ambassador to Germany and the Prime Minister's Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe, he helped deepen relations between Canada and Germany and promote Canada's interests throughout Europe for the benefit of people on both sides of the Atlantic.

Prior to assuming this role, he served as Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2015
to 2017, during which time he provided Canada's leadership in the world, notably in the promotion of universal human rights, peace and stability efforts, the global climate change challenge and Canada's enduring commitment to multilateralism.

In 2006, he became Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons,
a position he held until 2008. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Dion was Minister of the
Minister of the Environment. During this mandate, he succeeded in obtaining what is considered to be one of the greenest budgets in Canadian history. In 2005, he chaired the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP11/MOP1), playing an important role in reconciling the divergent interests of member countries to implement the Kyoto Protocol.

From 2001 to 2003, as Minister for Official Languages, he developed and implemented the Action Plan for Official Languages, which is still a reference today.
today. As Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, a position he held from from 1996 to 2003, longer than any other Canadian since Confederation, Mr. Dion played a leading role in promoting Canadian unity.

He was first elected as a Member of Parliament in 1996, representing Saint-Laurent Cartierville, and re-elected seven times. Before entering the world of politics, Mr. Dion taught political science at the Université de Moncton in 1984, then at the Université de Montréal from 1984 to 1995. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and books on public administration, organizational studies, political institutions and environmental policy. He was also a member of the External Advisory Board of Yale University's Climate and Energy Institute from 2011 to 2015. Born in Quebec City, Mr. Dion studied at Université Laval before earning a doctorate in sociology from the Institut d'études politiques in Paris, France. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.