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List of notable or famous diplomats from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top diplomats born in Canada and even some popular diplomats who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian diplomats then this list is the perfect resource for you. These diplomats are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known diplomat from Canada is included when available.

Michael Wilson and Lester B. Pearson are included in this list.

This historic diplomats from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian diplomats of note?" and "Who are the most famous diplomats from Canada?" These prominent diplomats of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian diplomats.

Use this list of renowned Canadian diplomats to discover some new diplomats that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (140 items)

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Alan Bowker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Alan Bowker Alan Bowker, BA, MA, Ph.D. is a Canadian educator and former diplomat. He has published two books of essays by Stephen Leacock entitled Stephen Leacock: Social Criticism and On the Front Line of ...more

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Alan Robb Boyd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Alan Robb Boyd Alan Robb Boyd is a former Canadian diplomat. He was Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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Alexandra Bugailiskis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Alexandra Bugailiskis age 62 Alexandra Bugailiskis is a Canadian diplomat. In September 2012 she was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Poland. Since 2011, Ms. Bugailiskis has been ...more

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Alfred Needler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Alfred Needler Died at 92 (1906-1998) Alfred Walker Holinshead Needler, CM, OBE, FRSC was a Canadian scientist, administrator, diplomat and statesman. Alfred Needler was instrumental in establishing research for estimating large ...more

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Alfred Pike Bissonnet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Alfred Pike Bissonnet Alfred Pike Bissonnet is a former Canadian diplomat. He was born in Stanstead, Quebec, the son of Alfred Joseph Bissonnet and Josephine Pike, and studied at Stanstead College and Bishop's ...more

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Allan Cunningham Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Allan Cunningham Anderson Allan Cunningham Anderson was a Canadian newspaperman and diplomat. He was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Cuba and Haiti.

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Allan Rock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Allan Rock age 70 Allan Michael Rock, PC is a lawyer, former Canadian politician, diplomat and now the President of University of Ottawa. He was Canada's ambassador to the United Nations and had previously served ...more

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Angela Bogdan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Angela Bogdan Angela Bogdan is a current Canadian diplomat. She was concurrently appointed High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives. Bogdan joined the Foreign Affairs Canada in 1984 and has served in ...more

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Anna Biolik is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Anna Biolik Anna Biolik is a Canadian diplomat. She is the Regional Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's Vancouver Regional Office. Prior to this, she was Canada's first ...more

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Anne-Marie Bourcier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Anne-Marie Bourcier Anne-Marie Bourcier is a former Canadian diplomat. Between 1976 and 2002 she worked for the Canadian International Development Agency. In 2002 she joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and ...more

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Arthur Frederick Broadbridge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Arthur Frederick Broadbridge Arthur Frederick Broadbridge was a Canadian diplomat. Born in Elham, England, Broadbridge's family emigrated to rural Saskatchewan in 1920. In 1932 Broadbridge trained for one year before ...more

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Arthur Julian Andrew is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Arthur Julian Andrew Died at 79 (1915-1994) Arthur Julian Andrew is a former Canadian diplomat. He was the Chargé d'Affaires a.i. to Austria and Czechoslovakia and the High Commissioner to Cyprus and the Ambassador Extraordinary ...more

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Audri Mukhopadhyay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Audri Mukhopadhyay age 44 Audri Mukhopadhyay is a Canadian diplomat and economist. He was the Consul General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, serving as head of mission at the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi ...more

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Bertram Charles Butler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Bertram Charles Butler Bertram Charles Butler is a former Canadian diplomat. He was High Commissioner to Singapore then concurrently the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Thailand and Myanmar and High ...more

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Brian Baker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Brian Baker age 73 Brian Ellison Baker is a former Canadian diplomat. He was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Denmark. Wed to Dane, Mette Egelund; Mr. Baker became familiar with the Danish language ...more

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Charles Blair Birkett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Charles Blair Birkett Charles Blair Birkett is a former Canadian diplomat. He was Chargé d'Affaires to Uruguay.

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Charles Michel Bédard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Charles Michel Bédard Charles Michel Bédard is a former Canadian diplomat. He was appointed Commissioner to Vietnam then as Charge d'Affairs a.i. to Haiti then as Representative to the International Civil ...more

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Charles Philip Bassett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Charles Philip Bassett Charles Philip Bassett is a former Canadian diplomat. He was High Commissioner to Zimbabwe between 1989 and 1993. He was then appointed concurrently as Ambassador Extraordinary and ...more

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Charles Ritchie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Charles Ritchie Died at 89 (1906-1995) Charles Stewart Almon Ritchie, CC was a Canadian diplomat and diarist. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Ritchie was educated at University of King's College, Pembroke College, Oxford, Harvard ...more

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Charles Steven Booth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Charles Steven Booth Charles Steven Booth is a former Canadian diplomat. He was Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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Chester Ronning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Chester Ronning Died at 90 (1894-1984) Chester Alvin Ronning, CC AOE was a Canadian diplomat and politician. Ronning was born in Fancheng, now Xiangzhou Hubei province China, the son of Norwegian American Lutheran missionaries, and ...more

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Chris Alexander is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Chris Alexander age 49 Christopher "Chris" A. Alexander, PC,MP is Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. He has represented the riding of Ajax—Pickering, in Ontario, in the Canadian House of ...more

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Claude Baillargeon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Claude Baillargeon Claude Baillargeon is a former Canadian diplomat. He was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Cameroon then concurrently to the Central African Republic and Chad.

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Clayton George Bullis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Clayton George Bullis Clayton George Bullis is a former Canadian diplomat. He was concurrently High Commissioner to Nigeria and Sierra Leone then Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Chile and then ...more

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Daniel Georges Marc Baudouin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Daniel Georges Marc Baudouin Daniel Georges Marc Baudouin is a former Canadian diplomat. He was concurrently appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Zaire. He ...more

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David Adam is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
David Adam age 77 David Graeme Adam is a Canadian diplomat. He was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ecuador and Panama. Adam graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1968. In ...more

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David Angell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
David Angell David Jonathon Robin Angell is a current Canadian diplomat. He is the Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya since 2012. At the same time, he is also cross-posted as High Commissioner to Rwanda and ...more

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David Manicom is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
David Manicom age 57 David Alton Manicom is a Canadian diplomat, civil servant, poet, and novelist.

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David Wright is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
David Wright David S. Wright is a retired Canadian diplomat. He served most recently as Canada's permanent representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization from 1997 to 2003.

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Dean John Browne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Dean John Browne Dean John Browne is a former Canadian diplomat. He was Chargé d'affairs a.i. to Guatemala then concurrently Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Colombia and Ecuador.

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Denis Briand is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Denis Briand

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Dennis Brian Browne is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Dennis Brian Browne Dennis Brian Browne is a former Canadian diplomat. He was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Sweden.

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Derek Burney is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Derek Burney age 79 Derek Hudson Burney, OC is a Canadian communication's executive. He is also a former diplomat and political strategist for the Progressive Conservative government of Brian Mulroney.

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Derek Clement Arnould is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Derek Clement Arnould Derek Clement Arnould is a former Canadian diplomat. He was concurrently appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Madagascar and High Commissioner to Mauritius, Seychelles and ...more

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Derrick Haro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
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Donald Bobiash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Donald Bobiash Donald Bobiash is a Canadian diplomat. He is Ambassador of Canada to Indonesia, with accreditation to Timor Leste. He was High Commissioner to Ghana then Ambassador Extraordinary and ...more

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Dorothy Jane Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Dorothy Jane Armstrong Dorothy Jane Armstrong is a former Canadian diplomat. She was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Hungary from 1978 to 1982 and then to Denmark from 1986 to 1991.

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Douglas LePan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Douglas LePan Died at 84 (1914-1998) Douglas Valentine LePan, OC, FRSC was a Canadian diplomat, poet, novelist and professor of literature. Born in Toronto, Ontario, LePan was educated at the University of Toronto, at Harvard, and ...more

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Edgar Benson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Edgar Benson Died at 88 (1923-2011) Edgar John "Ben" Benson PC FCA was a Canadian politician, businessman, diplomat, and university professor. He held four Cabinet posts, most notably that of Minister of Finance under ...more

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Edward Lucien Bobinski is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Edward Lucien Bobinski Edward Lucien Bobinski is a former Canadian diplomat. He was appointed concurrently as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Saudi Arabia, the Yemen Arab Republic and to the People's ...more

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Edward Mortimer Archibald is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Edward Mortimer Archibald Died at 74 (1810-1884) Sir Edward Mortimer Archibald, KCMG was a British diplomat, a lawyer and an office holder active during the transition to responsible government in the colony of Newfoundland. Archibald was born ...more

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Edward Ritchie Bellemare is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Edward Ritchie Bellemare

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Eldon Pattyson Black is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Eldon Pattyson Black Died at 74 (1925-1999) Eldon Pattyson Black was a Canadian diplomat. In 1967 Black was appointed minister to the Embassy of Canada in France. Canada–France relations were tense following Charles de Gaulle's Vive le ...more

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Eric John Bergbusch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Eric John Bergbusch Eric John Bergbusch is a former Canadian diplomat. He was appointed concurrently as Ambassador Extraordinary And Plenipotentiary to Madagascar and Comoros and as High Commissioner to Mauritius, ...more

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Escott Reid is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Escott Reid Died at 94 (1905-1999) Escott Graves Meredith Reid, CC, was a Canadian diplomat who helped shape the United Nations and NATO, author, international public servant and academic administrator. Born in Campbellford, ...more

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Esmond Unwin Butler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Esmond Unwin Butler Died at 67 (1922-1989) Esmond Unwin Butler, OC, CVO was a Canadian diplomat. He was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Morocco. Born in Wawanesa, Manitoba, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in ...more

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Felix Douma is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Felix Douma Died at 67 (1941-2008) Felix Douma was a Dutch-born Canadian scholar, writer, teacher, cellist, and translator who once served as Canada's Third Secretary and Vice-Consul to the Dominican Republic.

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Geoffrey Franklin Bruce is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Geoffrey Franklin Bruce Geoffrey Franklin Bruce is a former Canadian diplomat. He was appointed concurrently as High Commissioner to Uganda and High Commissioner to Kenya. He was later Ambassador Extraordinary and ...more

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Geoffrey Pearson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
Geoffrey Pearson Died at 81 (1927-2008) Geoffrey Arthur Holland Pearson, OC was a Canadian diplomat and author. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he was the son of former Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson and Maryon Pearson. Born in ...more

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George Ignatieff is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Diplomats from Canada
George Ignatieff Died at 76 (1913-1989) George Pavlovich Ignatieff, CC was a noted Russian-Canadian diplomat. His career spanned nearly five decades in World War II and the postwar period.