Justin Trudeau announces more changes to senior ranks of Canada’s public service

By on 08/06/2016
Serge Dupont, currently deputy clerk of Canada's Privy Council and associate secretary to the Cabinet, will take on additional responsibilities as deputy minister of intergovernmental affairs.

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau has announced more changes in the senior ranks of the public service.

Ian McCowan, currently deputy secretary to the Cabinet (Legislation and House Planning and Machinery of Government), Privy Council Office, becomes deputy secretary to the Cabinet (Governance), PCO, with immediate effect.

On 23 June, Serge Dupont, currently deputy clerk of the Privy Council and associate secretary to the Cabinet, will take on additional responsibilities as deputy minister of intergovernmental affairs.

On the same day, Stephen Lucas, currently deputy secretary to the cabinet (plans, consultations and intergovernmental affairs), at the PCO, will become senior associate deputy minister (climate change) at the environment and climate change department.

Two further changes will take effect on 27 June when Marta Morgan, currently associate deputy minister of finance, becomes deputy minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, and Manon Brassard, currently assistant deputy minister, Compensation and Labour Relations, Treasury Board Secretariat, becomes president of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec.

Chantal Maheu, currently assistant secretary to the Cabinet (Priorities and Planning), PCO, will be deputy secretary to the Cabinet (Plans and Consultations), PCO, from 6 September.

In an announcement published yesterday, Trudeau also congratulated Margaret Biggs, senior advisor to the Privy Council; Anita Biguzs, deputy minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; and Ward Elcock, special advisor to the PCO, who are all retiring from the public service.

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About Winnie Agbonlahor

Winnie is news editor of Global Government Forum. She previously reported for Civil Service World - the trade magazine for senior UK government officials. Originally from Germany, Winnie first came to the UK in 2006 to study a BA in Journalism & Russian at the University of Sheffield. She is bilingual in English and German, and, after spending an academic year abroad in Russia and reporting for the Moscow Times, Winnie also speaks Russian fluently.

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