Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations

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Canadian ambassadors to the United Nations, full title Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative.

Canadian Ambassador
to the United Nations
Ambassadeur du Canada
auprès des Nations Unies
Guillermo E. Rishchynski

since August 2011
Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations
Type Ambassador
Precursor Chief of Delegation to the League of Nations
Formation 1946
First holder General Andrew McNaughton
Unofficial names Ambassador to the UN
Deputy Deputy Permanent Representative
Ambassador Start of Term End of Term
General Andrew McNaughton January 1948 December 1949
John Wendell Holmes January 1950 June 1950
Robert Gerald Riddell June 1950 June 1951
David Moffat Johnson November 1951 August 1955
Robert Alexander Mackay August 1955 November 1957
Charles S.A. Ritchie January 1958 February 1962
Pierre Tremblay July 1962 June 1966
George Ignatieff July 1966 February 1969
Yvon Beaulne February 1969 June 1972
Saul F. Rae July 1972 July 1976
William H. Barton August 1976 April 1980
Michel Dupuy April 1980 May 1981
Gérard Pelletier May 1981 August 1984
Stephen Lewis 1984 August 1988
Yves Fortier August 1988 December 1991
Louise Fréchette January 1992 December 1994
Robert Fowler January 1995 August 2000
Paul Heinbecker August 2000 January 2004
Allan Rock January 2004 June 2006
John McNee July 2006 July 2011
Guillermo Rishchynski August 2011 Present

Chief of Delegation to the League of Nations

Prior to 1946, Canada sent representatives to the League of Nations or Chief of delegation. On three occasions the Chief was the Prime Minister of Canada: