Turner, Vernon G.

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Turner, Vernon G.

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Vernon George Turner (1926- ) is a former Canadian ambassador. Born in Ottawa, Turner attended Maurice Cody Public School from 1936-1943 and North Toronto Collegiate Institute from 1943-1948. After completing a graduate degree in German history, Turner joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1954 and spent 16 months in Hanoi, Vietnam as a junior member of the Canadian delegation to the International Commission for Supervision and Control (ICSC). Turner was also accredited to the United Nations in New York City in the late 1960s. Turner served as Canadian Ambassador to Israel and Cyprus from 1982 to 1986, and Ambassador to the USSR and the Mongolian People’s Republic from 1986 to 1990. He served as Foreign Service Visitor at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto from 1990-1991. Turner retired from the Canadian Foreign Service in 1991.

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"Turner, Vernon George (Carrière)." June 6, 2008. Government du Canada. https://web.archive.org/web/20130513012912/http://www.international.gc.ca/department/history-histoire/hp_search_results-fr.asp?frm=person&LngId=2&prsnid=823

Turner, Vernon G. "Interview with Vernon George Turner." Interview by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Government of Canada. Last modified February 26, 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20110811121917/https://www.international.gc.ca/history-histoire/video/turner.aspx

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