Marcel Massé served as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet from June 5, 1979, to March 10, 1980.
Mr. Massé studied at the University of Montreal, McGill University, the University of Warsaw and Oxford University. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1963 and in 1985 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. After four years with the World Bank, Mr. Massé held a number of positions with the provincial and federal governments between 1971 and 1979, including Deputy Minister of Finance for the Government of New Brunswick, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet for Federal-Provincial Relations and Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations). Following his term as Clerk of the Privy Council, Mr. Massé served as President of the Canadian International Development Agency, Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs, Canadian Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund and Secretary to the Cabinet for Federal-Provincial Relations. After his election to the House of Commons in 1993, he served as President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, President of the Treasury Board, Minister responsible for Infrastructure and Minister responsible for Public Service Renewal. Mr. Massé retired from Cabinet in 1999 and resigned his seat in the House of Commons. In 2002, he was appointed Canadian Executive Director at the World Bank.