Canada’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister
Pierre Pettigrew served as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2006. From 2003 to 2004, he served as Minister of Health, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister Responsible for Official Languages. He currently serves as Executive Advisor at Deloitte & Touche.
He previously served as Canada’s Minister for International Trade from 1999 to 2003. In that capacity, he chaired the Ministerial Meeting of the Free Trade Area of the Americas in Toronto in November 1999, chaired the Working Group on Implementation at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Seattle in December 1999 — and the Working Group on Singapore Issues at the WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar in November 2001. From 1996 to 1999, he served as Canada’s Minister of Human Resources Development.
Mr. Pettigrew was elected to the House of Commons in a March 1996 by-election and first joined the Cabinet in January 1996 as Minister for International Cooperation and Minister responsible for La Francophonie.
Mr. Pettigrew served as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada from 1981 to 1984, as executive assistant to the Leader of the Quebec Liberal Party from 1978 to 1981. He was also director of the NATO Assembly Political Committee from 1976 to 1978.
He is the author of “The New Politics of Confidence,” a book on globalization and the art of governing.
Mr. Pettigrew holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and a masters of philosophy in International Relations from Balliol College, Oxford University, England.