Pierre Bouchard is the Director of the Bilateral and Regional Labour Affairs division of the Labour Branch of the Department of Employment and Social Development Canada. As such, he is responsible for the negotiation and implementation of the labour provisions of Canada’s Free Trade Agreements as well as for the supervision of Canadian technical assistance in the labour area. Mr. Bouchard worked previously at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Carleton University in Ottawa and has done Ph.D. studies in international relations at the London School of Economics and at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Mr. Bouchard lectured at several universities in the field of international relations, particularly on topics related to international political economy, strategic studies and human rights.