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David Brock

Government of Saskatchewan
Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment
David M. Brock is Assistant Deputy Minister for Climate Change & Adaptation, Ministry of Environment. In this role, he is responsible for overall strategic policy development as well as coordinating the analysis of cumulative effects. He has worked as a civil servant in Regina, Yellowknife, Iqaluit, and Ottawa. Prior to joining the Government of Saskatchewan, David served in the Northwest Territories as the territory's Chief Electoral Officer, as the Special Assistant on Government Transition, and finally as Deputy Secretary to Cabinet for Priorities & Planning. He studied political science at Dalhousie University, the University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Western Ontario; his doctoral research focused on the influence of science in public policy, with a particular focus on climate change. He has been a Fellow of Action Canada, a Member the Governor General’s Leadership Conference and the Banff Forum, as well as a mentor with the Gordon Foundation’s Glassco Northern Fellowship. David is a member of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and helped found the Northwest Territories Regional Group, later serving as a vice-president on IPAC's national board of directors. His writing is published in Canadian Parliamentary Review, the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, as well as the Literary Review of Canada.