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Michael Martin

Deputy Minister

Photo of Michael MartinMichael Martin was appointed Deputy Minister of the Environment on June 20, 2014.

Mr. Martin began his public service career at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1984. He served overseas in Islamabad, Tokyo and Beijing as well as in Ottawa.

He joined Environment Canada in 2006 as Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy and was subsequently named Canada's Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change, for the negotiations leading up the Copenhagen Climate Conference.

Mr. Martin was appointed as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations) at the Privy Council Office in 2010. Most recently he served as Senior Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence.

Mr. Martin was born in Edmonton and educated at the University of Victoria and at Yale University.