Louis Lévesque was appointed Deputy Minister of International Trade on December 15, 2008. He served as Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Privy Council Office from 2006 to 2008, and as Associate Deputy Minister with Finance Canada from 2004 to 2006.
On October 1, 2010, the Prime Minister of Canada named Mr. Lévesque Canada’s G-20 Sherpa.
Mr. Lévesque began his career with Quebec’s civil service in 1983 as an economist, first with the Crop Insurance Board and then with the Ministry of Finance. In 1991, Mr. Lévesque joined Finance Canada, where he held such positions as Director General, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch, and Director General, Tax Policy Branch. From March 2001 to October 2002, he was Deputy Secretary of Intergovernmental Operations at the Privy Council Office. In 2002, he returned to Finance Canada, where he served as Assistant Deputy Minister in the Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch until 2004.
Mr. Lévesque was born in the city of Québec. He studied at Laval University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a master’s degree in Economics.