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 this blog and the media.
Andrew was the former Director General – Citizenship and Multiculturalism Branch, Citizenship and Immigration Canada. His 30 year career within the public service of Canada also includes assignments with Service Canada, Industry Canada, Privy Council Office, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, with foreign postings in Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Geneva (World Trade Organization) and Los Angeles.
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 a number of awards for his government service, including the Public Service Award (2007 and 2010), and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).
Andrew lives in Ottawa and is married with two adult children.
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