2015 Canadian Studies Center Advisory Board Members

  • Roy Norton, PhD
  • Consulate General of Canada in Chicago
  • Two Prudential Plaza
  • 180 North Stetson Avenue, Suite 2400
  • Chicago, IL 60601-6714
  • 312-616-1860
  • chcgo@international.gc.ca

As the Consul General of Canada based in Chicago, Roy Norton represents Canada in Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. The Canadian Consulate General, which he heads, promotes Canadian interests - trade, investment, the environment, culture and academic relations being among the principal ones. The office also provides consular and passport services.

Until March, 2014, Roy served as Canada's Consul General to Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio, based in Detroit. From 2006 to 2010 he was Minister (Congressional, Public and Intergovernmental Relations) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., with responsibility for the Canadian government's relations with the U.S. Congress, as well as for media & public relations, cultural and academic relations, the interests of Canadian provinces & territories in Washington, D.C., the activities of Canadian legislators in Washington, and outreach to U.S. states.

That was his second posting in Washington; he served in the Embassy's Economic Section from 1990-1994 and was a member of Canada's negotiating teams for the intellectual property and investment chapters of NAFTA.


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