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

By on 15/06/2016 | Updated on 24/09/2020
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

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

Leslie MacLean, currently associate deputy minister of Fisheries and Oceans, becomes senior associate deputy minister of Employment and Social Development and chief operating officer for Service Canada, on 4 July.

MacLean has held various senior roles in a range of federal government departments, including Communication Canada, Health Canada, Correctional Service of Canada and the Treasury Board Secretariat.

Her role at Fisheries and Oceans will be filled by Kevin Stringer, currently senior assistant deputy minister, ecosystems and fisheries management at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Stringer has been at the department since 2001 holding a number of director-general (DG) roles, with the exception of a two-year stint at Natural Resources Canada where he became DG, petroleum resources in 2008.

Philip Jennings, currently assistant deputy minister, industry sector, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, becomes associate deputy minister of Natural Resources Canada on 11 July.

Before assuming his current post, Jennings worked as associate assistant deputy minister, industry sector, at Industry Canada, following seven years at Natural Resources Canada.

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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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