Prime Minister announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service

Ottawa, Ontario
13 April 2006

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was pleased to announce today the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service:

Margaret Bloodworth, currently Deputy Minister of Public Safety, becomes Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, effective May 1, 2006.

Suzanne Hurtubise, currently Deputy Minister of Industry, becomes Deputy Minister of Public Safety, effective May 1, 2006.

William J.S. Elliott, currently National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety, effective May 1, 2006.

Richard Dicerni, currently Partner at Mercer Delta Canada, becomes Deputy Minister of Industry, effective May 1, 2006.

Robert Fonberg, currently Deputy Minister of International Trade, becomes Senior Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board, effective immediately.

Marie-Lucie Morin, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, becomes Deputy Minister of International Trade, effective immediately.

Biographical notes attached.

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MARGARET BLOODWORTH

Date of Birth:
April 1949

Education:
B.A., University of Winnipeg
Certificate in Education, University of Manitoba
LL.B., University of Ottawa

Professional Experience

Since December 2003
Deputy Minister of Public Safety

2002 - 2003
Deputy Minister of National Defence

1997 - 2002
Deputy Minister of Transport

1996 - 1997
Associate Deputy Minister of Transport

1994 - 1996
Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council (Security and Intelligence, and Counsel)

1989 - 1994
Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Legislation and House Planning/Counsel),
Privy Council Office

1988 - 1989
Director General, Dispute Resolution Branch, National Transportation Agency of Canada

1987 - 1988
Director General, Dispute Resolution, Transition Team, Canadian Transport Commission

1985 - 1987
General Counsel, Canadian Transport Commission

1984 - 1985
Acting Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services, Canadian Transport Commission

1979 - 1984
Counsel, Legal Services, Canadian Transport Commission

1977 - 1978
Articling Student

1972 - 1974
Compensation Officer, Canada Post


SUZANNE HURTUBISE

Date of Birth:
June 1954

Education:
B.A., Economics, Carleton University
M.A., Economics, Carleton University

Professional Experience:

Since May 2004
Deputy Minister of Industry

2003 - 2004
Deputy Minister of the Environment

1999 - 2003
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the Organization for Economic Co operation and Development in Paris

1995 - 1999
Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, then Special Advisor to the Minister of Canadian Heritage

1994 - 1995
Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, Privy Council Office

1993 - 1994
Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Plans and Consultations), Privy Council Office

1991 - 1993
Deputy Secretary (Constitutional Affairs), Federal-Provincial Relations Office

1990 - 1991
Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Policy and Strategic Planning, Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs

1988 - 1990
Director General, Surface Policy and Programs, Department of Transport

1986 - 1988
Director of Operations, Economic and Regional Development Policy, Privy Council Office

1985 - 1986
Assistant Director, Social Policy Division, Department of Finance

1982 - 1985
Chief, 6 & 5 Program, then Director, Consultations Division, Department of Finance

1976 - 1982
Economist, Department of Finance and later Quebec National Assembly, and then
Economist/Assistant Secretary of the Board, Canadian Industrial Renewal Board


WILLIAM J.S. ELLIOTT, Q.C.

Education:
B.A., University of Ottawa
LL.B., (Common Law), University of Ottawa

Professional Experience

Since April 2005
National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Privy Council Office

2003 - 2005
Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Security and Intelligence, Privy Council Office

2000 - 2003
Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security, Transport Canada

1998 - 2000
Deputy Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard, Fisheries and Oceans

1994 -1998
Senior General Counsel and Head of Legal Services, Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Justice Canada

1992 - 1994
Senior Counsel/Manager, Comprehensive Claims and Northern Affairs, Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Justice Canada

1990 - 1992
Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

1989 - 1990
Executive Assistant, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

1988 - 1989
Legal Advisor and Special Assistant, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

1981 - 1988
Private practice of law


RICHARD DICERNI

Date of Birth:
February 1949

Education:
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Université de Montréal
Masters of Public Administration Degree, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Professional Experience

Since December 2005
Partner, Mercer Delta Canada

1997 - 2005
Senior Vice president, Corporate and Environmental Affairs, Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary then Acting President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Power Generation Inc.

1996 - 1997
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Newspaper Association

1995 -1996
Deputy Minister, Education and Training and Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs, Government of Ontario

1992 - 1995
Deputy Minister, Environment and Energy, Government of Ontario and member of the Board of Directors of Ontario Hydro

1991 - 1992
Deputy Secretary Public Affairs, Federal-Provincial Relations Office

1990 - 1991
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Health and Welfare Canada

1981 - 1989
Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Policy, then Assistant Deputy Minister, Citizenship

1977 - 1980
Director General, Canadian Unity Information Office

1973 - 1977
Various Positions, Department of Employment and Immigration

1969 - 1973
Special Assistant to the Honourable Robert Andras in the following portfolios: Housing, Urban Affairs, Consumer & Corporate Affairs and Employment & Immigration


ROBERT FONBERG

Date of Birth:
January 1955

Education:
Master of Arts, Economics, Queen=s University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Economics, University of Toronto

Professional Experience

Since May 2004
Deputy Minister for International Trade

2002 - 2004
Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office

2000 - 2002
Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Plans and Consultations), Privy Council Office

1998 - 2000
Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Liaison Secretariat for Macroeconomic Policy, Privy Council Office

1997 - 1998
Senior Vice-President, Corporate Planning and Technology, Business Development Bank of Canada

1995 - 1997
Principal, Public Sector/Strategy Practice, Ernst & Young Management Consultants

1993 - 1995
Director, Policy Division, Economic Development Policy Branch, Finance Canada

1991 - 1993
Director, Canadian Unity Coordinating Secretariat, Deputy Minister=s Office, Finance Canada

1988 - 1991
Assistant Director, Energy, Environment and Resource Policy Division, Economic Development Policy Branch, Finance Canada

1987 - 1988
Chief, Fiscal Policy Analysis and Research Unit, Fiscal Policy and Economic Analysis Branch, Finance Canada

1979 - 1987
Officer, Fiscal Policy and Economic Analysis Branch, Finance Canada

1978 - 1979
Officer, Centre for the Study of Inflation and Productivity, Economic Council of Canada


MARIE-LUCIE MORIN

Date of birth:
August 1957

Education:
Licentiate of Laws, Sherbrooke University

Professional experience

Since December 2003
Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

2003 - 2003
Assistant Deputy Minister, International Business and Chief Trade Commissioner, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

2001 - 2003
Director General, International Business Development, Policy and Planning, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1997 - 2001
Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway and to the Republic of Iceland

1994 - 1997
Minister - Counsellor, Commercial, Canadian Embassy, Moscow

1990 - 1994
Director, Export Finance Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1986 - 1990
First Secretary, Economic and Commercial, Canadian High Commission, London

1984 - 1986
Second Secretary, Economic and Commercial, Canadian Embassy, Jakarta

1981 - 1984
Vice-Consul and Assistant Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate, San Francisco