David Kilgour

Advisor, Canada Forum for Nepal

David KilgourAn avid writer and a person of conscience, Hon. David Kilgour is currently a Fellow of the Queen’s University Centre for the Study of Democracy and a director of the Council for a Community of Democracies (CCD). He was one of the two longest-serving MPs in the House of Commons for the 38th Parliament. First elected in 1979 in the riding of Edmonton Strathcona, he has been re-elected seven times, most recently in 2004 to represent the constituents of Edmonton – Mill Woods – Beaumont. Since Confederation, only two Alberta MPs have served longer terms. While serving at the House of Commons, he held a wide variety of portfolios, including Parliamentary Secretary to the Government House Leader, the Minister of External Relations, the Minister of Indian Affairs and the Minister of Transport. He was Secretary of State for Latin America & Africa (1997-2002) and Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific (2002-2003).Hon. Kilgour holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Manitoba and an L.L.B from the University of Toronto in 1966.

His complete biography may be read from David-Kilgour.com.

Publications:

Books

Uneasy Neighbo(u)rs: Canada, the USA and the Dynamics of State, Industry and Culture, 2007
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Betrayal: The Spy Canada Abandoned, 1994
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Strength Under Siege: Canadian Civil Society Post-September 11th, 2004
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Inside Outer Canada, 1990
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Uneasy Patriots: Western Canadians in Confederation, 1988
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Canada: The New Millennium Series (a chapter),
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