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New federal cabinet announced (October 26, 2021)

By Shuffles

Today was the swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall for the new federal Cabinet, following the 44th election which was held on September 20.

The list of Ministers and their portfolios are:

  • Chrystia Freeland remains Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
  • Omar Alghabra remains Minister of Transport
  • Anita Anand becomes Minister of National Defence
  • Carolyn Bennett becomes Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health
  • Marie-Claude Bibeau remains Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
  • Bill Blair becomes President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness
  • Randy Boissonnault becomes Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance
  • François-Philippe Champagne remains Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
  • Jean-Yves Duclos becomes Minister of Health
  • Mona Fortier becomes President of the Treasury Board
  • Sean Fraser becomes Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
  • Karina Gould becomes Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
  • Steven Guilbeault becomes Minister of Environment and Climate Change
  • Patty Hajdu becomes Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario
  • Mark Holland becomes Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
  • Ahmed Hussen becomes Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion
  • Gudie Hutchings becomes Minister of Rural Economic Development
  • Marci Ien becomes Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth
  • Helena Jaczek becomes Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
  • Mélanie Joly becomes Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Kamal Khera becomes Minister of Seniors
  • David Lametti remains Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
  • Dominic LeBlanc becomes Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities
  • Diane Lebouthillier remains Minister of National Revenue
  • Lawrence MacAulay remains Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
  • Marco E. L. Mendicino becomes Minister of Public Safety
  • Marc Miller becomes Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations
  • Joyce Murray becomes Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
  • Mary Ng becomes Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development
  • Seamus O’Regan Jr. becomes Minister of Labour
  • Ginette Petitpas Taylor becomes Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Carla Qualtrough remains Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
  • Pablo Rodriguez becomes Minister of Canadian Heritage and remains Quebec Lieutenant
  • Harjit S. Sajjan becomes Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada
  • Pascale St-Onge becomes Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
  • Filomena Tassi becomes Minister of Public Services and Procurement
  • Dan Vandal becomes Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada, and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
  • Jonathan Wilkinson becomes Minister of Natural Resources

Now that Cabinet has been announced, the next step is the Speech from the Throne which will outline the government’s priorities and opens the next session of Parliament which starts on November 22.

Other links:

Full Cabinet list with biographies

News release: Prime Minister welcomes new cabinet

Changes announced to the senior ranks of the public service (October 8, 2021)

By Shuffles

On October 8, 2021, the Prime Minister announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the public service:

Dr. Harpreet S. Kochhar, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Health, becomes President of the Public Health Agency of Canada, effective October 12, 2021.

Heather Jeffrey, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy and Integration, COVID-19 Task Force, Health Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Health, effective October 12, 2021.

The Prime Minister thanked Iain Stewart for his service as President of the Public Health Agency of Canada upon his return as President of the National Research Council of Canada, effective October 12, 2021, and recognized his leadership in successfully implementing the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. He also thanked Mitch Davies for serving as Interim President of the National Research Council of Canada in Mr. Stewart’s absence.

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to acknowledge other changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service that took place last month:

Gina Wilson, Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Youth, Canadian Heritage, is also serving as Deputy Minister for Women and Gender Equality, effective September 1, 2021.

Shalene Curtis-Micallef, previously Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Law Services, Department of Justice Canada, is Associate Deputy Minister of Justice, effective September 1, 2021.

Nancy Gardiner, previously Assistant Deputy Minister, Departmental Programs and Operations, Women and Gender Equality Canada, is President of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, effective September 1, 2021.

Frances McRae, previously Assistant Deputy Minister, Small Business and Marketplace Services, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, is Chief Administrative Officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, effective September 1, 2021.

Ted Gallivan, previously Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Programs Branch, Canada Revenue Agency, is Executive Vice-President of the Canada Border Services Agency, effective September 1, 2021.

Donnalyn McClymont, previously Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, is Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel and Public Service Renewal), Privy Council Office, effective September 24, 2021.

The Prime Minister also congratulates the following individuals on their retirement from the Public Service, and thanks them for their dedication and service to Canadians:

James Meddings, President of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Guylaine Roy, Deputy Minister for Women and Gender Equality

Kevin Stringer, Chief Administrative Officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Janine Sherman, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel and Public Service Renewal), Privy Council Office”

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Changes announced to the senior ranks of the public service (September 11, 2021)

By Shuffles

The following changes to the senior ranks of the public service were published in the September 11, 2021 issue of the Canada Gazette:

Shalene Curtis-Micallef becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Justice.

Ted Gallivan becomes Executive Vice-President at the Canada Border Services Agency.

Leah Anderson becomes President and Chief Executive Officer at the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Nancy Ruth Healey becomes Commissioner at the Canada Employment Insurance Commission.

Donnalyn McClymont becomes Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel and Public Service Renewal) at the Privy Council Office.

Nancy Gardiner becomes President of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

Gina Wilson, Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Youth, Canadian Heritage, to be concurrently Deputy Minister of Women and Gender Equality.

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Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 155, Number 37: Government Notices

A change announced to the senior ranks of the public service (August 12, 2021)

By Shuffles

On August 12, 2021, the Prime Minister announced the following change in the senior ranks of the public service:

Manon Brassard, currently President of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, will also serve as Interim President of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, effective August 12, 2021.

Other links:

News release

Biography: Manon Brossard

Changes announced to the senior ranks of the public service (August 6, 2021)

By Shuffles

On August 6, 2021, the Prime Minister announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the public service:

Nathalie G. Drouin, currently Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada, becomes Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, effective August 23, 2021.

François Daigle, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Justice, becomes Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada, effective August 23, 2021.

Christyne Tremblay, currently Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council, Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, and Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, becomes Senior Official at the Privy Council Office, effective August 23, 2021.

Michael Vandergrift, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement, becomes Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Privy Council Office, effective August 16, 2021.

Dylan Jones, currently Deputy Minister of Western Economic Diversification, becomes President of the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada and Interim President of Prairies Economic Development Canada, effective August 6, 2021.

Paul MacKinnon, currently Executive Vice-President of the Canada Border Services Agency, becomes Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Governance), Privy Council Office, effective August 30, 2021.

Paul Halucha, currently Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Economic and Regional Development Policy, Privy Council Office, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, effective August 16, 2021.

Arianne Reza, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Procurement, Public Services and Procurement Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement, effective August 16, 2021.

Scott Jones, currently Deputy Chief, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, Communications Security Establishment Canada, becomes Federal Lead, Proof of Vaccine Credentials, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, effective August 16, 2021.

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

By Shuffles

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)

By Shuffles

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)

By Shuffles

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)

By Shuffles

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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