Chancellor on Panel to Decide Canada's Role in Afghanistan

October 12, 2007 - In the News

The University's chancellor, Pamela Wallin, was appointed today by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to a five-person panel aimed at deciding the future of Canada's presence in Afghanistan after the 2009 deadline for the current mission expires.

Wallin, who is currently senior adviser to the president of the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas in New York, will be sitting on the independent advisory panel with Canada's former ambassador to Washington Derek Burney, who was Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney's chief of staff; former clerk of the Privy Council Paul Tellier; former Conservative health minister Jake Epp; and former Liberal minister of finance and industry John Manley.

Chaired by Manley, the panel is expected to report to the prime minister at the end of January on the best mix of military power, diplomacy and development aid for the country.

For more information on the independent advisory panel

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