PM shuffles upper ranks of public service

- October 15th, 2012

Prime Minister Stephen Harper doesn’t tend to go for big cabinet shuffles, instead giving his ministers – even embattled ones – stability in their portfolios.

But he does like to shake up the higher ranks of the public service. On Monday, he shuffled a rash top deputy ministers around.

Here are some of the moves:

François Guimont, currently Deputy Minister of Public Works and Government Services, becomes Deputy Minister of Public Safety, effective November 12, 2012.

Michelle d’Auray, currently Secretary of the Treasury Board, becomes Deputy Minister of Public Works and Government Services, effective November 12, 2012.

Yaprak Baltacioğlu, currently Deputy Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, becomes Secretary of the Treasury Board, effective November 12, 2012.

Louis Lévesque, currently Deputy Minister for International Trade, becomes Deputy Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, effective November 12, 2012.

Simon Kennedy, currently Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Industry, becomes Deputy Minister for International Trade, effective November 12, 2012.

Marta Morgan, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Industry Sector, Industry Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Industry, effective November 12, 2012.

Guy Mc Kenzie, currently President of the Canada School of Public Service, becomes President of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, effective October 29, 2012.

Linda Lizotte-MacPherson, currently Commissioner of Revenue, becomes President of the Canada School of Public Service, effective October 29, 2012.

Jean Boivin, currently Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Finance, effective October 25, 2012.

William F. Pentney, currently Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Plans and Consultations), Privy Council Office, becomes Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada, effective November 5, 2012.

Categories: Bureaucracy, Conservatives, General, Government

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  1. Joe McGuire says:

    Shortly after his visit with Henry Kissinger, Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper has announced that Myles Kirvan will be removed from his top position as Canada’s Deputy Minister of Justice on November 5, 2012.

    Myles Kirvan was the Deputy Minister of Justice who developed defective legal strategy that led to the murder of Justice Carolyn Layden Stevenson on June 23, 2012 and to the suicide / murder of Department of Justice lawyer Eric Noel on July 16, 2012

    Learn more at

    http://www.waterwarcrimes.com/4/post/2012/10/canadian-primeminister-firescanadas-deputy-minister-of-justice.html

    The symbolism used by Prime Minister Harper to mark the departure of Myles Kirvan has not gone unnoticed.

    According to the Prime Minister’s web site, Deputy Minister of Justice Kirvan will be officially “retired” on November 5, 2012.

    November 5, is the anniversary of the murder / execution in 2007 of Mr. Justice Robert Edwards, the former Deputry Minister of Justice / Attornery General for British Columbia who was proved in court filings, in 2007, to have used his powers of office to cheat and defeat the will of both the Canadian parliament and the legislature of British Columbia.

    In the English speaking countries of the world, November 5, is known as Guy Fawkes Day, in memory of the man who sought to blow up the English Parliament buildings in 1605 as part of what has become known as the Gunpowder Plot.

    Robert Edwards and Myles Kirvan can both be fairly described as modern day Guy Fawkes, because in their work they undermined the authority of the elected representatives of the people in Parliament and the legislatures just like Guy Fawkes did 400 years ago.

    Readers and the Editors are justifiably asking the question of whether or not Myles Kirvan will be executed in the months to come like so many other participants in the Water War Crimes.

    http://www.waterwarcrimes.com/4/post/2012/10/canadian-primeminister-firescanadas-deputy-minister-of-justice.html

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