Gary Luton is currently director of the Treaty Law Division at Global Affairs Canada. A career diplomat, he has had several postings abroad: in Kuwait and Iraq, covering the Gulf States; in Paris; and at Canada’s Mission to the European Union in Brussels, where he was head of the Economic, Trade and Investment Section.
His last two foreign postings, to Mumbai covering Western India and to Doha, Qatar, were as head of mission. In Ottawa, he has worked on a variety of legal, economic and policy roles, both as a negotiator and senior adviser. He is also a member of Global Affairs’ Standing Rapid Deployment Team.
He has a B.A. (Hons.) from Queen's University, an M.A. from Dalhousie University and an LL.B. (Common Law) from the University of Ottawa. Following legal studies, he articled with the Ottawa office of a major Canadian law firm.