Lawrence Hanson was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada in November 2022. Prior to that, Lawrence was the Associate Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. Previously, he served in several Assistant Deputy Minister roles, including Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy at Transport Canada, Assistant Deputy Minister of Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications Sector and then of Science and Innovation (both at Innovation, Science and Economic Development).
He held several positions at Environment Canada between 2004 and 2013.
Lawrence received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. He is married and has two children.