The Canada International Trade Promotion Society


Don A. Fast 唐范德

Honorary Advisor  名誉顾问

Don Fast set up DFast Consulting in 2013 and joined the Progressive Group as a partner specialising in government relations and pubic policy. Don uses his many years of experience to facilitate successful relations for the private sector with all levels of government in problem solving, strategic direction, policy development and process management.


Don is a results and service oriented leader that knows how to get things done. His broad experience at a senior level in three provinces and with the federal government has enabled him to have collaborative relationships with governments and businesses to accomplish mutually beneficial outcomes.


Don was the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Economic Development from 2006-2010. Don’s responsibilities included the Provincial Nominee Program for skilled and unskilled workers, the labour market development agreement, venture capital and international trade and investment, BC’s international offices and trade missions, small business, regulatory reform, research and innovation and community economic development and infrastructure. During his tenure Don developed and implemented BC’s international trade and investment organisation and strategy and opened offices in Asia, Europe and the US.


During the period 2010-2013 Don had various DM responsibilities including universities, science and technology, first nations university education strategies, community legislation/policy/funding/infrastructure, sports and arts policies and funding, gaming grants for non profit organisations, and culture.
在2010年~ 2013年期间,唐范德先生的工作职责包括大学、科技、第一民族大学教育策略、社区法律/政策/资金/基础设施、体育和艺术政策和资金、非营利组织的体育比赛奖助金以及文化。


From 2000 – 2006, Don was the Regional Director General, Pacific and Yukon Region of Environment Canada. Prior to 2000, Don was Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment and Lands Headquarters for the BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, following a position as Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Department. Don’s environmental responsibilities included policy and regulation of fish and wildlife, land management, crown land sales and rental, outdoor recreation, meteorology, water quantity and quality, industrial and municipal wastewater, hazardous waste, drinking water quality, climate change, and air quality. In 1991, Don was the acting CEO of the BC Hazardous Waste Management Corporation.
自2000年至2006年,唐范德先生担任加拿大环境部太平洋暨育空区的区域主管。2000年之前,唐先生相继在环保署担任执行理事,在环境、土地与公园部下的环境与土地总部组担任助理副部长。唐先生的环保职责包括鱼类和野生动物的政策和法规、土地管理、公有土地销售和租赁、户外娱乐、气象、水量水质、工业和城市废水、危险废物、饮用水质量、气候变化和空气质量。1991年, 唐先生担任卑诗省危险废物管理公司的首席执行官。


Don worked for the Saskatchewan government in various senior management positions, including the Director of Federal/Provincial Relations. Previous to this, Don was a scientist in charge of provincial environmental laboratory facilities for one of Ontario’s regions.


Don has a science degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a M.Sc. from York University and is a registered professional engineer. He has a farming background and leased and operated a grain farm during his university years.

Recent BC agency responsibilities include the Premier’s Technology Council, the BC Innovation Council, the Film Commission, Creative BC, BC Assessment Authority, Property Assessment Appeal Panel, Islands trust, BC Games society, ViaSport, and the Royal BC Museum.

Don is married with two grown children, four grandchildren and also has a young son born in 2005.