Martin Collacott is a Senior Fellow at The Fraser
Institute, where he studies immigration policy, the treatment
of refugees, and related issues involving terrorism.
Mr. Collacott has 30 years of distinguished service in the
Department of External Affairs for Canada. His assignments
included Director General for Security Services and in this
capacity he was responsible for the coordination of
counter-terrorism policy at the international level.
He has represented Canada's Department of External Affairs in
Indochina, Hong Kong, Lagos, and Tokyo. During the late 1960s,
he served as the Chinese-speaking member of the Canadian
negotiating team which established diplomatic relations with
the People's Republic of China.
Later in his career, Mr. Collacott was appointed as High
Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Ambassador to Syria and Lebanon, and
as Ambassador to Cambodia. In the course of these assignments
he had major responsibilities for delivery of immigration and