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Andrew Griffith

Andrew Griffith is the author of Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias: Resetting Citizenship and Multiculturalism, describing the relationship between the bureaucratic and political levels. He regularly comments on citizenship, multiculturalism and related issues in his blog, Multiculturalism Meanderings, as well as in the media. Andrew was formerly Director General, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Branch, Department of Citizenship and Immigration. His 30-year career includes Service Canada, Industry Canada, Privy Council Office and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada with postings in Los Angeles, Geneva, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Argentina. His government publications include From a Trading Nation to a Nation of Traders: Toward a Second Century of Canadian Trade Development and Market Access and Environmental Protection: A Negotiator’s Point of View. He has received the Public Service Award (2007, 2010) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).