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Christine Ivory Appointed as New Parliamentary Librarian

Ottawa, Ontario – In a significant move for Canada’s legislative support infrastructure, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the appointment of Christine Ivory as the new Parliamentary Librarian, effective October 21, 2024. This pivotal role will see Ms. Ivory overseeing the Library of Parliament, an institution crucial for providing comprehensive research and information services to Parliament and parliamentarians.

A Leader in Information Services

Christine Ivory’s appointment comes as no surprise to those familiar with her extensive career in library and information services. She is currently the Director of Research Services at the Library of Parliament, where she has been instrumental in modernizing the support offered to legislators. Her strategic vision and innovative management style have significantly enhanced the accessibility and utility of parliamentary research resources.

Career Highlights

Ms. Ivory’s professional journey is marked by a series of leadership roles in prestigious institutions. Before her tenure at the Library of Parliament, she served as the Deputy Chief Librarian at the Toronto Public Library, one of the largest public library systems in the world. In this capacity, she led numerous initiatives aimed at improving public access to information and resources.

Additionally, she has experience as the Head of Reference Services at the University of British Columbia, where she was responsible for managing reference operations and enhancing the academic research capabilities of one of Canada’s leading universities.

Academic Background

Christine Ivory holds a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Toronto, underscoring her deep academic foundation in library sciences. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from McGill University, equipping her with a robust understanding of political systems and governance.

Looking Forward

In her new role, Ms. Ivory will report to the Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons. Her leadership is expected to bring a fresh perspective to the Library of Parliament, ensuring it continues to be an indispensable resource for Canadian legislators. The Prime Minister expressed confidence in Ms. Ivory’s ability to lead the library with distinction, highlighting her commitment to public service and her proven track record of enhancing library services.

As Christine Ivory prepares to take on this new challenge, the parliamentary community and library professionals alike are eager to see the positive impact of her leadership on the Library of Parliament’s future.

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Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief of GTA Today and serves as the Parliament Hill Reporter covering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. With a commitment to accurate and timely news coverage, Marshall-Squire brings depth and insight to the forefront of Canadian journalism. For feedback, reach out at

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