Roy Norton

Adjunct Assistant Professor, BSIA Fellow

Prior to his appointment as a Balsillie School Fellow, Roy Norton was Diplomat-in-Residence at BSIA in 2019-20. During his career in the Canadian Foreign Service he was posted four times to the USA: twice to Canada’s Embassy in Washington, DC (from 2006-10 as Minister – Congressional Affairs and Media Relations); as Consul General at Detroit (2010-14); and as Consul General at Chicago (2014-16). From 2016-2019, Roy was Canada’s Chief of Protocol, based at Global Affairs in Ottawa. In the Government of Ontario from 2000-2006, he served, successively, as Assistant Deputy Minister (Export Development)/President & CEO of Ontario Exports Inc. (in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade), and as Assistant Deputy Minister of International Relations and Chief of Protocol (in the Intergovernmental Affairs Ministry). Earlier in his career he worked in the Canadian Parliament – in both the House of Commons and Senate – and as Senior Policy Advisor to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.