Canadian Consul General To Speak On International Trade

Jan. 22, 2001

by Alan Hunt

Allan S. Poole, the Canadian Consul General in Dallas, will present a public lecture on "International Trade Issues of the 21st Century" at Baylor University on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 2 p.m. in Kayser Auditorium at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.

Appointed as the Consul General in August last year, Poole is Canada's senior diplomat in the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. In this position, he is responsible for Canada's political and media relations, for trade and investment promotion and for consular activities.

Poole's appointment as Consul General follows a long career as a Canadian diplomat, most recently as the director of policy and strategic planning for the Trade Commissioner Service, the trade promotion arm of Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Poole also served in Ottawa as director of investment, science and technology and his responsibilities included international science agreements, the management of a national program aimed at the attraction of foreign technology into Canada and the provision of services to international investors.

His Dallas assignment is his seventh outside Canada and his fourth in the United States. A native of Quebec, he studied mechanical engineering at Queens University in Kingston and worked for two years as a plant engineer at Canadian Pittsburgh Industries in St. Laurent, Quebec.

For more information about Poole's lecture, contact Dr. Joe McKinney at 710-6141.

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