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Changes announced to the senior ranks of the public service (October 21, 2022)

By Shuffles

On October 21, 2022, the following changes to the senior ranks of the public service were announced:

Annette Gibbons, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development, becomes Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, effective October 31, 2022.

Lawrence Hanson, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, effective November 14, 2022.

Kevin Brosseau, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security, Transport Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, effective November 14, 2022.

Catherine Blewett becomes President of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, in addition to her current role as Deputy Minister of Economic Development, effective November 26, 2022.

Dominic Rochon, currently Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cyber Security Branch, Public Safety Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Transport, effective October 31, 2022.

Suzy McDonald, currently Assistant Secretary, Social and Cultural Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, effective October 31, 2022.

Francis Trudel, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources, Global Affairs Canada, becomes Associate Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, effective October 31, 2022.

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to congratulate Dan Costello, Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister on his upcoming retirement from the public service and thanked him for his dedication and service to Canadians.

The Prime Minister also thanked Francis McGuire, President of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for his commitment and service to Canadians as he retires from the public service.

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Changes announced to the senior ranks of the public service (October 12, 2022)

By Shuffles

On October 12, 2022, the following changes to the senior ranks of the public service were announced:

David Morrison, currently Deputy Minister of International Trade and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for the G7 Summit, becomes Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, effective October 17, 2022.

Rob Stewart, currently Deputy Minister of Public Safety, becomes Deputy Minister of International Trade, effective October 17, 2022.

Shawn Tupper, currently Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office, becomes Deputy Minister of Public Safety, effective October 17, 2022.

Kaili Levesque, currently Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Economic and Regional Development Policy, Privy Council Office, becomes Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office, effective October 17, 2022.

Valerie Gideon becomes President of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, in addition to her current role as Associate Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services, effective October 17, 2022.

The Prime Minister also congratulated Marta Morgan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, on her retirement from the public service. He thanked her for her dedication and service to Canadians throughout her career and wished her all the best in the future.

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Changes announced to the senior ranks of the public service (August 26, 2022)

By Shuffles

On August 26, 2022, the following changes in the senior ranks of the public service were announced:

Diane Gray, currently Founding President and CEO of CentrePort Canada Inc., becomes President of Prairies Economic Development Canada, effective October 31, 2022.

Arun Thangaraj, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Transport, will join the Deputy Minister team at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as Associate Deputy Minister, effective September 6, 2022.

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Changes announced to the senior ranks of the public service (July 8 and 15, 2022)

By Shuffles

On July 15, 2022, the following changes in the senior ranks of the public service were announced:

Terence Hubbard, currently Acting President of the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, is appointed as President, effective July 28, 2022, for a term of five years.

Kenneth MacKillop, currently Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Communications and Consultations), Privy Council Office, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs, effective July 25, 2022.

As well, on July 8, 2022, the following changes in the senior ranks of the public service were announced:

Christiane Fox, currently Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services, becomes Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, effective July 18, 2022.

Caroline Xavier, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, becomes Chief of the Communications Security Establishment, effective August 31, 2022.

Gina Wilson, currently Deputy Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Youth, becomes Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services, effective July 18, 2022.

Erin O’Gorman, currently Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board, becomes President of the Canada Border Services Agency, effective July 18, 2022.

Frances McRae, currently Chief Administrative Officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, becomes Deputy Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Youth, effective July 18, 2022.

Scott Harris, currently Vice-President, Intelligence and Enforcement, Canada Border Services Agency, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, effective July 18, 2022.    

Dominique Blanchard, currently Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, COVID-19 Coordination, Privy Council Office, becomes Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board, effective July 18, 2022.

Cliff Groen, currently Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Benefits and Integrated Services, Service Canada, becomes Business Lead, Benefits Delivery Modernization, Employment and Social Development Canada, effective July 18, 2022.         

Benoît Long, currently Chief Transformation Officer, Service Canada, becomes Senior Official at the Privy Council Office, effective July 18, 2022.

As well, “the Prime Minister also congratulated John Ossowski, former President of the Canada Border Services Agency, and Catrina Tapley, former Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, who have retired from the Public Service, as well as Shelly Bruce, Chief of the Communications Security Establishment, on her upcoming retirement. He thanked them for their dedication and service to Canadians throughout their careers and wished them all the best in the future.”

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Changes announced to the senior ranks of the public service (June 9, 2022)

By Shuffles

On June 9, 2022, the following changes in the senior ranks of the public service were announced:

Catherine Blewett, currently Chief Strategic Engagement Officer, Ocean Frontier Institute, becomes Deputy Minister of Economic Development within the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio, effective June 20, 2022.

Tricia Geddes, currently Deputy Director, Policy and Strategic Partnerships, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety, effective June 20, 2022.

Mollie Johnson, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Low Carbon Energy Sector, Natural Resources Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, effective June 20, 2022.

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Reappointment announced in the senior ranks of the public service (June 7, 2022)

By Shuffles

On June 7, 2022, the Prime Minister announced the following reappointment in the senior ranks of the public service:

David Vigneault, as Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, effective June 19, 2022.

The announcement said that, “Mr. Vigneault brings a wealth of experience from the intelligence and security community to the role, including almost two decades as a senior public servant at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Canada Border Services Agency, and the Privy Council Office.”

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News release

Biography: David Vigneault

Changes announced to the senior ranks of the public service (April 1, 2022)

By Shuffles

On April 1, 2022, the following changes in the senior ranks of the public service were announced:

Sony Perron, currently Executive Vice-President of Shared Services Canada, becomes President of Shared Services Canada, effective April 4, 2022.

Scott Jones, currently Federal Lead, Proof of Vaccine Credentials, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, becomes Executive Vice-President of Shared Services Canada and, concurrently, Associate Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada, effective April 11, 2022.

Brigitte Diogo, currently Vice-President, Health Security and Regional Operations Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada, becomes Deputy Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency, effective April 11, 2022.

Jean-Guy Forgeron, currently Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Harbour Management, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, becomes Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, effective April 4, 2022.

As well, the Prime Minister took the opportunity to congratulate Paul Glover, President of Shared Services Canada, on his retirement from the public service, and thanked him for his dedication and service to Canadians.

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Changes announced to the senior ranks of the public service (January 5, 2022)

By Shuffles

On January 5, 2022, the Prime Minister announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the public service:

Graham Flack, currently Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development, becomes Secretary of the Treasury Board, effective January 10, 2022.

Jean-François Tremblay, currently Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, becomes Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development, effective January 10, 2022.

Jody Thomas, currently Deputy Minister of National Defence, becomes National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister, effective January 11, 2022.

Bill Matthews, currently Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement, becomes Deputy Minister of National Defence, effective January 11, 2022.

John Hannaford, currently Deputy Minister of International Trade, becomes Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, effective January 10, 2022.

David Morrison, currently Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for the G7 Summit, becomes Deputy Minister of International Trade and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for the G7 Summit, effective January 11, 2022.

Christopher MacLennan, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for the G20 Summit, becomes Deputy Minister of International Development and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for the G20 Summit, effective January 10, 2022.

Paul Thompson, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, becomes Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement, effective January 11, 2022.

Philip Jennings, currently Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Plans and Consultations), Privy Council Office, becomes Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office, effective January 10, 2022.

Mr. Jennings will be nominated by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance as the next Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, nine Caribbean countries, and Belize at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Until the IMF election process is complete and he is formally named to the position, Mr. Jennings will serve as Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office.

Michael Vandergrift becomes Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Plans and Consultations), Privy Council Office, in addition to his current role as Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Privy Council Office, effective January 10, 2022.

Jacqueline Bogden, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch, Health Canada, becomes Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Emergency Preparedness and COVID Recovery), Privy Council Office, effective January 10, 2022.

Dan Costello, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Affairs, Global Affairs Canada, becomes Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister, effective January 11, 2022.

Cynthia (Cindy) Termorshuizen, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Consular, Security and Emergency Management, Global Affairs Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, effective January 10, 2022.

Daniel Rogers, currently Deputy Chief, Foreign Signals Intelligence, Communications Security Establishment Canada, becomes Associate Chief of the Communications Security Establishment, effective January 10, 2022.

Stefanie Beck, currently Deputy High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Global Affairs Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence, effective January 31, 2022.

Mala Khanna, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Sub-Saharan Africa Branch, Global Affairs Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, effective January 10, 2022.

Francis Bilodeau, currently Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, effective January 10, 2022.

Paul Samson, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, effective January 10, 2022.

The Prime Minister also congratulated the following individuals who have retired from the public service, and thanked them for their dedication and service to Canadians:

  • Peter Wallace, Secretary of the Treasury Board
  • Louise Levonian, Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, nine Caribbean countries, and Belize at the International Monetary Fund
  • Vincent Rigby, National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister
  • Nancy Chahwan, Senior Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence
  • Leslie MacLean, Deputy Minister of International Development
  • Les Linklater, Senior Official at the Privy Council Office
  • David McGovern, President of the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Thao Pham, Deputy Minister, COVID Recovery, Privy Council Office
  • Martine Dubuc, Associate Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change
  • Monik Beauregard, Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety

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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