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CIC Toronto: A Public Dialogue on Canada’s Presidency of the G7: Perspectives and Challenges

December 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST


Canadian International Council – Toronto Branch and the G7 Research Group of Trinity College at the Munk School of Global Affairs present “A Public Dialogue on Canada’s Presidency of the G7: Perspectives and Challenges” with Peter M. Boehm, Deputy Minister for the G7 Summit and Prime Minister Trudeau’s Personal Representative (Sherpa) at the G7.

In preparation for the G7 summit that Canada will host in June 2018, the Government of Canada is engaging with stakeholders to seek their input on Canada’s G7 agenda. As host of the G7, Canada has a unique opportunity to initiate and advance policy discussion and initiatives among G7 members. More information about Canada and the G7 can be found here.

We invite you to come and share your thoughts, suggestions and questions with Canada’s G7 Sherpa.

6:15 PM – Registration
6:30 PM – Speaker Introduction and Dialogue
8:00 PM – Concluding Remarks
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Reception at Gallery Grill in Hart House, University of Toronto


There is no charge to attend this event but advance registration is required. Register via EventBrite by clicking here.


Following the discussion with Deputy Minister Boehm, a reception will be held across the street at Gallery Grill, Second Floor (East Side)
Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto. If you wish to register to attend only the reception, please do so using this EventBrite link. This is an excellent option for those unable to secure tickets to the discussion.

Speaker’s Biography

Peter M. Boehm: Deputy Minister for the G7 Summit and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister (Sherpa) since July 2017, Peter had previously been Deputy Minister of International Development, Associate, and, subsequently, Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. A career foreign service officer, he served as Ambassador to Germany from 2008 to 2012 and previously in the department as Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas, North America and Consular Affairs. Abroad, he was Minister (political and public affairs) at the Embassy of Canada to the United States in Washington (2001-04) and Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) (1997-2001). He has held a variety of positions in the department and was also assigned to the Embassy of Canada to Cuba and the Embassy of Canada to Costa Rica.

In 1993, Peter received the Canadian Foreign Service Officer Award for his contribution to advancing peace in Central America. In the Americas, he served as National Summit Coordinator for the Santiago and Québec summits, Special Envoy for the OAS Democratization Mission in Peru and Personal Representative (Sherpa) of the Prime Minister for the Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata in 2005. From 2005 to 2008, he was the senior official responsible for the annual North American Leaders’ Summit. He is a recipient of the Public Service of Canada Outstanding Achievement Award. He had previously served as Sherpa for the Nuclear Security Summit.

Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Peter holds a PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh, an MA from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and an Honours BA in English and History from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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December 7, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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George Ignatieff Theatre
15 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S2C8 Canada
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CIC Toronto Branch
G7 Research Group of Trinity College at the Munk School of Global Affairs