Mel Cappe

Norman Robertson Clerk of the Privy Council (Canada) Order of Canada
Mel Cappe

Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
In office
2002–2006
Prime MinisterJean Chrétien,
Paul Martin,
Stephen Harper
Preceded byJeremy Kinsman
Succeeded byJames R. Wright
Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet
In office
January 18, 1999 – May 12, 2002
Prime MinisterJean Chrétien
Preceded byJocelyne Bourgon
Succeeded byAlex Himelfarb
Deputy Minister of Human Resources Development
In office
July 12, 1996 – January 17, 1999
MinisterDoug Young
Pierre Pettigrew
Preceded bynew office
Succeeded byClaire Morris
Deputy Minister of Labour
In office
July 12, 1996 – January 17, 1999
MinisterAlfonso Gagliano
Lawrence MacAulay
Claudette Bradshaw
Preceded bynew office
Succeeded byClaire Morris
Deputy Minister of the Environment
In office
May 9, 1994 – July 11, 1996
MinisterSheila Copps
Sergio Marchi
Preceded byNick Mulder
Succeeded byIan Glen
Personal details
Born (1948-12-03) December 3, 1948 (age 71)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alma materNew College, Toronto
University of Western Ontario

Melvin Samuel Cappe, OC (born December 3, 1948) is a retired Canadian civil servant and diplomat. From 2006 to 2011 he was the President and CEO of the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) in Montreal, Quebec. He was most recently Canada's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. He had served in Canada's government since 1975 as a deputy minister of Environment Canada, Human Resources Development and Labour, as well as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Federal Cabinet.

Biography

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Cappe received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1971 from New College, University of Toronto and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. He served as the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2002 to 2006.

He is married to Marni and has two grown children, Danny and Emily.

In 2009, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his contributions to the federal public service, notably as a deputy minister, and as clerk of the Privy Council and as secretary to the Cabinet".[1]

He is currently a Professor at the University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and Governance where he teaches the capstone course and seminars on the role of government.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Governor General Announces 57 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. December 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  2. ^ "Mel Cappe Bio". Professor. January 15, 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-13.