Morris Rosenberg

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Morris Rosenberg CM is a Canadian lawyer and senior civil servant with the government of Canada. He formerly served as deputy minister of foreign affairs. He currently serves as President of the Trudeau Foundation.

Morris Rosenberg

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Rosenberg in 2013
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
June 4, 2010
MinisterLawrence Cannon
John Baird
Preceded byLeonard J. Edwards
Deputy Minister of Health
In office
December 2004 – June 2010
MinisterUjjal Dosanjh
Tony Clement
Leona Aglukkaq
Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General
In office
July 1998 – December 2004
MinisterAnne McLellan
Martin Cauchon
Irwin Cotler
Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations)
In office
Personal details
ResidenceOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Alma materMcGill University
Université de Montréal
Harvard University
OccupationLawyer, civil servant

Rosenberg received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, a Bachelor of Civil Law from the Université de Montréal and a Master of Laws from Harvard University. He has worked for the federal civil service since 1979. He has held the rank of deputy minister since 1996 when he joined the Privy Council Office with responsibility for government operations. He served as deputy minister of justice and deputy attorney general from 1998 to 2004, and deputy minister of health from 2004 to 2010. He became deputy minister of foreign affairs in June 2010 replacing Len Edwards.[1]

In March 2011, Rosenberg represented the Canadian government at a meeting on the 2011 military intervention in Libya respecting the political convention that cabinet ministers do not participate in international events during an election campaign.[2] In 2015, in recognition for his public work to the country, he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.[3] He currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario.


  1. ^ Prime Minister's Office (2010-04-08). PM announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service Archived 2012-03-20 at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 29, 2011.
  2. ^ Clark, Campbell (2011-03-28). With Cannon on the hustings, Canada sends civil servant to Libya talks, , The Globe and Mail, accessed March 29, 2011.
  3. ^ "Order of Canada Appointments". The Governor General of Canada His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston. Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 31 December 2015.