GSPIA Task Force on National Security

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The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) has formed a Task Force on National Security to evaluate the changing security environment facing Canada and how best to respond.

Four of the Task Force's members are former National Security Advisors to the Prime Minister. Others have served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Ambassadors to NATO, to the United Arab Emirates, and to the United Nations; Director and CEO of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC); Director of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS); Senior Advisor on Global Affairs and Defence in the Prime Minister’s Office; Executive Vice-President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council; and The Economist’s former correspondent in Canada. Nearly all are professors or senior fellows of GSPIA.

The group is co-chaired by GSPIA Professor Thomas Juneau and Vincent Rigby, who until recently was National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister.

Read the full report published on May 24, 2022.

Task Force Membership

Thomas Juneau – Co-chair, Associate Professor, GSPIA

Vincent Rigby – Co-chair, former National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister; Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of Public and International Affairs, Carleton University

Margaret Bloodworth – Honorary Senior Fellow, GSPIA, former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and former Deputy Minister of National Defence

Kerry Buck – Senior Fellow, GSPIA; former Ambassador to NATO

Madelaine Drohan – Senior Fellow, GSPIA; former Economist correspondent in Canada

Ward Elcock – Senior Fellow, GSPIA; former Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and former Deputy Minister of National Defence

Richard Fadden – Senior Fellow, GSPIA; former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, former Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and former Deputy Minister of National Defence

Masud Husain – Senior Fellow, GSPIA; former Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Daniel Jean – Senior Fellow, GSPIA; former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Margaret McCuaig-Johnston – Senior Fellow, GSPIA; former Executive Vice-President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

John McNee – Senior Fellow, GSPIA; former Ambassador to the United Nations

Roland Paris –Director, GSPIA; former Senior Advisor on Global Affairs and Defence to the Prime Minister

Morris Rosenberg – Senior Fellow, GSPIA; former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Nada Semaan – Senior Fellow, GSPIA; former Director and Chief Executive Officer of FINTRAC

Research Assistant: Fernando Aguilar