Global Conference 2010
Deputy Minister of International Trade, Canada
Louis Lévesque is Canada's Deputy Minister of International Trade. Before assuming this position, he served as deputy minister of intergovernmental affairs in the Privy Council Office from 2006 to 2008, and as associate deputy minister with Finance Canada from 2004 to 2006. Lévesque began his career with Québec's civil service in 1984 as an economist with the Ministry of Finance. He later joined Finance Canada, where he held such positions as director general of the Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch and director general of the Tax Policy Branch. From 2001 to 2002, he was deputy secretary of intergovernmental operations at the Privy Council Office. In 2002, he returned to Finance Canada, where he served as assistant deputy minister in the Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch until 2004. Lévesque received a bachelor′s degree in mathematics and a master′s degree in economics at Université Laval in Québec City.