James Bartleman, Chippewa, 1939-
He had a distinguished career of more than 35 years in the Canadian Foreign Service prior to taking on the role of Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario in 2002. He began his diplomatic career in 1967 and in 1972 he opened Canada’s first diplomatic mission to Bangladesh. He was Canada's Ambassador to Cuba from 1981 to 1983 and was then appointed as director of security and intelligence for the Department of External Affairs. He served as High Commissioner to Cyprus and Ambassador to Israel simultaneously from 1986 to 1990. He was Canadian Ambassador to the North Atlantic Council of NATO from 1990 to 1994. From 1994 to 1998, he was Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister and Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet for Foreign and Defence Policy of the Privy Council Office. He served as Ambassador to the European Union in Brussels from 2000 to 2002. A longer biography appears in Native Leaders of Canada.

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