Patrick Halley is the assistant deputy minister of the International Trade and Finance Branch at the Canadian Department of Finance. In this role, he oversees the department’s engagement in international economic fora such as the Group of Seven (G7) and the Group of Twenty (G20), as well as with organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. In this capacity, he is the finance deputy for Canada at the G7, the G20, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and the IMF’s International Monetary and Financial Committee. He also oversees the department’s involvement in a range of international trade and development matters.
Previously, Patrick held several increasingly more senior positions in the department’s International Trade Policy division and was the division’s director general from 2017 to 2019. In that division, he led the development of trade and budget initiatives touching on tariffs and trade rules. He was also lead negotiator for Canada in areas such as market access, trade remedies and macroeconomic matters, and in several trade negotiations including the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. Patrick has also worked in the Federal-Provincial Relations division of the Department of Finance and for Industry Canada.
Patrick is a member of the Board of Directors of CIGI and a member of the advisory committee for Carleton University’s Regulatory Governance Initiative. He holds a master of science in business administration with specialization in applied economics from HEC Montreal, the graduate business school of the University of Montreal.