Bob Hamilton (M.A. Economics 1985) was appointed Deputy Minister of the Environment on August 1, 2012.
Hamilton’s career has been multifaceted in Canadian government. After receiving his M.A. in Economics from Western in 1985, he joined the Tax Policy Branch at the Department of Finance as a team member developing and implementing the GST. Since that time, his success has been evident in numerous other appointments including Associate Deputy Minister of the Environment in 2009. In March 2011 Hamilton was appointed Senior Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board and named by the Prime Minister as the lead Canadian on the Canada-US Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC). The RCC was established by the Prime Minister and President Obama in February 2011 to find ways to better align regulatory systems in the two countries. Hamilton currently serves as the Deputy Minister University Champion for Western.