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Michael Jenkin

Industry Canada
Retired Senior Public Servant/ Former Director General, Consumer Affairs

Michael Jenkin is a former federal public servant who has been involved in the area of policy development and management for most of his career.  He worked on technology and industrial development and consumer protection issues as a Director and Director General in Industry Canada and its predecessor departments from 1986 to 2014. He has also served with the Federal-Provincial Relations Office and the Ministry of State for Economic and Regional Development. From 1977 to 1982 he was a Science Adviser with the Science Council attached to the Industrial Policies Committee. A graduate of Trent University, he also pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Manchester in the UK [MA (Econ.) and Ph.D.]; he has authored a number of books and articles on industrial development issues.  He lives in Ottawa.