David Moloney, Key Crossborder Economic and Security Official, Retires


A critical member of the Canada’s BtB and RCC team has retired.

David Moloney, Senior Advisor to the Canadian Privy Council Office (PCO), retired last week from the Canadian Public Service.

Moloney’s career has spanned 30 years, with positions searching from the Bank of Canada to Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet.

His most recent role was as the PCO’s lead for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Border Action Plan Implementation Team.  This position, along with his deep experience in related public positions, made him a critical part of implementing the Beyond the Border Declaration.

Check out his 2012 PowerPoint presentation on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness here.  And listen to Moloney talk about the Beyond the Border (BtB) Action Plan at this July 2012 panel discussion hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Canada Institute.  From the panel event’s summary:

The primary goal of the Beyond the Border Action Plan, said David Moloney of Canada’s Privy Council Office, is to ensure that cargo is inspected only once when entering either Canada or the United States. Currently, if an import from Asia arrives at the Canadian port of Prince Rupert, it must be stopped and go through an additional inspection before it can enter the United States. The Action Plan will ensure that one inspection, whether American or Canadian, will be sufficient to guarantee the security of both countries. To accomplish these ambitious goals, the Action Plan sets out very clear dates and assigned leads for the completion of its various programs and pilot projects, as well as tight oversight to ensure progress. Moloney pointed out that international cooperation on this scale is rare, and the Action Plan demonstrates the strength and depth of the Canada-U.S. relationship.

A small sense of the critical, if not always glamorous work, Moloney performed can be seen in these two letters.


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