McDougall, Pamela Ann

Pamela Ann McDougall, diplomat, public servant (b at Ottawa 9 May 1925). After studying chemistry at Mt Allison and the Université de Paris, McDougall joined the Department of External Affairs (now FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE) in 1949. She served at the embassy in Bonn, West Germany, as political adviser to the Canadian commissioners in Vietnam; in the high commission in New Delhi, India, as deputy head of the Far Eastern Division in Ottawa; and as ambassador to Poland (1968-71). From 1971 to 1974 she was in the Privy Council Office as assistant secretary to the Cabinet, and in 1976 she became chairman of the Tariff Board. Her report as royal commissioner on conditions of foreign service was presented in 1981.