Margaret Bloodworth

Former Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister

Margaret Bloodworth is a former senior public servant who was most recently Associate Secretary to the Cabinet and National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister from 2006 to 2008. Previously she was the first Deputy Minister of Public Safety from 2003 to 2006, Deputy Minister of Defence from 2002 to 2003, and Deputy Minister of Transport from 1997 to 2002. She has served as General Counsel to the Canadian Transport Commission and Director General for Dispute Resolution at the National Transportation Agency before moving to the Privy Council Office in 1989, where she was Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Legislation and House Planning from 1989 to 1994 and Deputy Clerk, Security and Intelligence and Counsel from 1994 to 1996. She has been awarded the Public Service of Canada Outstanding Achievement Award and the Vanier Medal of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. Currently she is on the board of the World University Service of Canada, Ditchley Canada and several community organisations and is a Mentor with the Trudeau Foundation.

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