Stephane Lessard, Consul General of Canada: Canada-U.S. Relations: Friends, Partners, Allies


Consul General Lessard has been in charge of the Canadian Consulate in Denver since August, 2016. In this position he represents the trade, economic and political interests of Canada in the Rocky Mountain West. Prior to his arrival in Denver he served in senior positions in Health Canada, the Canadian Space Agency and with Global Affaires Canada’s Global Partnership Program where he focused on preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction. 

Today Canada is at the center of attention in several areas critically important to the United States. Among them are the newly instituted tariffs, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and a major human rights dispute with Saudi Arabia.

Consul General Lessard earned his BCL from the University of Montreal, his LLM in Air and Space Law from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.