Chris Forbes, Associate Deputy Minister
Chris Forbes was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Finance in November 2016.
Prior to returning to the Department of Finance, Chris was Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada from January 2015 to November 2016. From May 2013 to January 2015, Chris was Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch and Regional Directors General Offices at Environment Canada. He was responsible for policy development, economic analysis of policies and regulations, and a range of key regional programs.
From November 2010 to May 2013, Chris was Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch at the Department of Finance. He joined the Department of Finance in 2000, and held several senior positions in the areas of tax policy, and economic and fiscal policy. Prior to joining the federal government, Chris worked for the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Toronto Dominion Bank. He holds a Masters in Economics from McGill University.