Person: Paul Heinbecker

Joe Cordiano

Joe Cordiano is the Ontario government’s new minister of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT). Cordiano has served six consecutive terms in the Ontario legislature and was the SuperBuild infrastructure critic while in opposition. He also served as deputy leader of the official opposition, and was parliamentary assistant to premier David Peterson during the previous Liberal…

Paul Heinbecker

Paul Heinbecker is resigning his post as Canadian ambassador to the United Nations to accept joint appointments with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Wilfred Laurier Univ in Waterloo beginning January 1. Heinbecker’s career with the Foreign Service dates back nearly 40 years. His posts included chief foreign policy advisor and speech writer…

Danièle Ayotte

Danièle Ayotte has replaced Robert Lee, who retired this year, to become the new director the S&T Division at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). Ayotte joined the Trade Commission Service of DFAIT in 1987 and spent the past five years establishing and expanding the department’s trade policy liaison division. Her trade…

Stuart Wilson

Stuart Wilson has been named deputy director of DFAIT’s S&T Policy and Intelligence, replacing Thierry Weissenburger (R$, August 8/03). Wilson first joined the department in 1998 as an S&T advisor before becoming S&T counsellor at the Canadian embassy in Tokyo. Most recently Wilson worked at Industry Canada’s Innovation Policy Branch as its manager for international…