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Changes announced to the senior ranks of the public service (July 9, 2021)

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On July 9, 2021, the Prime Minister announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the public service:

Catherine Luelo becomes Chief Information Officer of Canada, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, effective July 26, 2021. Ms. Luelo previously served as Chief Information Officer at Air Canada and at Enbridge Inc.

Bob Hamilton, currently Commissioner of Revenue, is reappointed in this role, effective August 1, 2021.

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Changes announced to the senior ranks of the public service (May 28, 2021)

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On May 28, 2021, the Prime Minister announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the public service:

Thao Pham, currently Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office, becomes Deputy Minister, COVID Recovery, Privy Council Office, effective May 31, 2021.

Shawn Tupper, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, becomes Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office, effective May 31, 2021.

Christopher MacLennan, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, will also serve as Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for the G20 Summit, effective immediately.

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Changes announced to the senior ranks of the public service (May 14, 2021)

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On May 14, 2021, the Prime Minister announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the public service:

Paul Ledwell, who served as Clerk of Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet and as Deputy Minister, Policy and Priorities, Government of Prince Edward Island until May 7, 2021, becomes Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs, effective May 25, 2021.

Nick Leswick, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch, Department of Finance Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Finance, effective June 1, 2021.

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to congratulate General (retired) Walter Natynczyk CMM MSC CD, Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs, on his upcoming retirement from the Public Service and thanked him for his dedication and service to Canadians.”

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Changes announced in the senior ranks of the public service (April 30, 2021)

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On April 30, 2021, the Prime Minister announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the public service:

“Isabelle Mondou, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Deputy Minister for the COVID-19 Response (Communications), Privy Council Office (on assignment), becomes Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, effective May 3, 2021.

Christine Donoghue, currently Deputy Commissioner of Revenue, Canada Revenue Agency, becomes Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, effective May 3, 2021.

Les Linklater, currently Federal Lead, COVID-19 Testing, Contact Tracing and Data Management Strategies, Health Canada, becomes Senior Official at the Privy Council Office, effective May 3, 2021.

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to congratulate Hélène Laurendeau, Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, on her retirement from the Public Service and thanked her for her dedication and service to Canadians.”

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Janice Charette returns to the public service as interim Clerk

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Janice Charette was recently announced as interim Clerk of the public service, following news that Clerk Ian Shugert would be taking leave for health reasons.

Janice Charette was Clerk from 2014 to 2016 and many considered her as Clerk to be the best Clerk.

She received widespread acclaim for putting mental health in the public service front and center of issues to be addressed, as well as gender equality, diversity, inclusion and underrepresentation in the public service.

She was credited for bringing a different, more modern communications style and approach than previous Clerks: being genuine, approachable, out and about meeting public servants and making communications more dynamic and engaging using digital tools and infographics rather than annual reports from the Clerk to the Prime Minister being simply walls of text.

Welcome back Mme. Charette!

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The Prime Minister announces a change in the leadership of the Public Service

Clerk Ian Shugart takes temporary leave from the public service

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The Prime Minister recently announced that Clerk Ian Shugart will take temporary leave from the public service in order to undergo cancer treatment.

His last day was Monday March 8, 2021.

The Prime Minister thanked Clerk Ian Shugart for “mobilizing the public service to quickly deliver support to Canadians during the global COVID-19 pandemic.”

Clerk Ian Shugart is wished well and a speedy recovery.

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Changes announced in the senior ranks of the public service (February 26, 2021)

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On February 26, 2021, the Prime Minister announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the public service:

Annette Gibbons, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development, effective March 8, 2021.

Lawrence Hanson, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Transport Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, effective March 8, 2021.

Sandra Hassan, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment Conditions and Labour Relations, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, becomes Deputy Minister of Labour and Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development, effective March 8, 2021.

Paula Isaak becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, in addition to her current role as President of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, effective March 3, 2021.

Kristina Namiesniowski, currently Senior Official, Privy Council Office, becomes Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development, effective March 3, 2021.

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to thank Chantal Maheu for her work as Deputy Minister of Labour and Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development. He also congratulated Diane Lafleur, Associate Deputy Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, and Benoit Robidoux, Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development, on their retirement from the Public Service and thanked them for their dedication and service to Canadians.”

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