Justin Trudeau announces further changes in Canada’s senior civil service

By on 22/06/2016
Bob Hamilton will take over the leadership of Canada’s tax authority.

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau has announced further changes in the country’s senior civil service.

Bob Hamilton, the civil servant at the helm of Natural Resources – the ministry responsible for natural resources, energy, minerals and metals, forests, earth sciences, mapping and remote sensing – will take over the leadership of Canada’s tax authority.

Hamilton, who previously led Environment Canada – the agency responsible for coordinating environmental policies and programmes as well as preserving and enhancing the natural environment and renewable resources – will become commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency, on 1 August.

He is replacing Andrew Treusch who is retiring from the civil service.

The role at Natural Resources left empty by Hamilton will be filled by Christyne Tremblay who will join the federal government from the regional Quebec government where she is currently deputy minister of the authority’s department for sustainability, environment and fight against climate change.

A graduate of the University of Ottawa, she joined the Quebec public service in 1991 where she gradually climbed the ranks and landed her first deputy minister post in 2010 as the head of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade.  

She has also held deputy minister posts in Quebec’s ministry of Higher Education, Research Science and Technology and later the region’s department of Natural Resources.

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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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