Andrew Noseworthy is the Federal Co-Chair, FMM Working Group in Clean Technology, innovation and Jobs. In addition to this temporary assignment he is Senior Advisor to the President of ACOA (Energy and Special Initiatives). 

In conjunction with his assignment with the FMM Working Group, Mr. Noseworthy is assisting in coordinating ISED’s overall approach to clean technology and clean growth. 

As part of his duties with ACOA, Mr. Noseworthy is responsible for the operations of the Atlantic Canada Energy Office, a partnership initiative between ACOA and Natural Resources Canada, based in St. John's with additional staff elsewhere in the Atlantic region. In addition to his work in guiding the Agency’s activities related to energy sector development, he has had several special assignments since joining the federal ADM cadre in 2003. In 2004, he acted as Special Advisor to the Minister of Health and Chair of the Task Force that oversaw the creation of the Public Health Agency of Canada. In 2005-2006 he was Special Advisor to the Minister of National Defence in examining alternative uses and closure options for CFB Goose Bay. More recently, he oversaw a review of ACOA’s innovation programs (2013-2014). 

Prior to joining the federal public service, Mr. Noseworthy had an 18-year career with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and held a number of senior appointments, including Associate Secretary to Cabinet, Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council, Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Assistant Secretary to Cabinet (Economic Policy).

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The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc was first elected to the House of Commons in November 2000 and re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015.  He was appointed as Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard in May 2016.  He also served as Leader of the Government in the House of Commons from November 2015 to August 2016.   

He has served on the Special Committee on Non-Medical Use of Drugs and the Standing Committees on Fisheries and Oceans, Transport and Government Operations, National Defence and Veterans Affairs, Public Accounts, Procedures and House Affairs, International Trade, Justice and Human Rights, and Foreign Affairs. He has also served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence.

Mr. LeBlanc received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Toronto (Trinity College), a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick, and a Masters of Law from Harvard Law School. Academic successes include the Dean’s List at the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law, a scholarship from the New Brunswick Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, and the Graduating Average Prize from the University of Toronto (Trinity College).

Prior to his election to the House of Commons, Mr. LeBlanc was a barrister and solicitor with Clark Drummie in Shediac and Moncton, New Brunswick. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. LeBlanc was special advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien.

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc

Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Keynote: Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Andrew Noseworthy
Federal Co-Chair, FMM Working Group in Clean Technology, Innovation and Jobs 

Senior Advisor to the President (Energy and Strategic Initiatives), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Keynote: Friday, January 27th, 2017