Canada reveals latest recruit into senior public service from regional government

By on 05/09/2016 | Updated on 24/09/2020
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

Nathalie Drouin has been recruited into Canada’s senior public service from the regional government of Québec.

Currently deputy minister of justice and deputy attorney general in the eastern-Canadian province, Drouin will become senior associate deputy minister at the justice department.

She will be second in command to the deputy minister, who is the most senior official at the ministry.

Drouin has been working for the government of Québec for four years following eight years at Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) – the body mandated by the government of Québec to regulate the province’s financial markets and provide assistance to consumers of financial products and services.

Drouin, who has a Bachelor of Law as well as a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, both from Laval University in Québec, will take up her new federal role on Monday, 12 September.

Her appointment was revealed on Friday by Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau, who also announced that Taki Sarantakis, currently assistant secretary, economic sector at the Treasury Board Secretariat – the central government body overseeing the operations of the federal government as a whole, will become associate secretary of the Treasury Board.

Sarantakis has been in his current role since 2013, before which he spent 11 years in senior public service posts at Infrastructure Canada – the federal department responsible for public infrastructure in the country.

A public servant since 1997, he holds a Bachelor of Arts (Specialised Honours), a Master of Arts in Political Science from York University in Britain, and he is a Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, at the University of Toronto.

He will take up his new job on Monday.

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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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