- MA/74 , PhD/89
Gary O’Brien was appointed Clerk of Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments in 2009. O’Brien began his career on Parliament Hill in 1975, after getting his Masters of Arts in Political Science from Carleton. He began his career in the Library of Parliament and became a procedural analyst in the House of Commons 1976. By 1984 he was made the chief of journals in the Senate. While at his post, he completed his PhD at Carleton.
In 1999, O’Brien stepped into the position of deputy clerk. He published several articles and book reviews, and presented papers to the Canadian Political Science Association and at events such as the Canadian Presiding Officers Conference, the Joint Canadian-American Clerks Conference and the Inter-parliamentary Conference and Meeting of the Association of Secretaries General.