Ottawa, Ontario
December 14, 2016

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service:

Stephen Lucas, currently Senior Associate Deputy Minister (Climate Change), Environment and Climate Change, becomes Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, effective January 23, 2017.

Martine Dubuc, currently Vice-President, Science and Chief Food Safety Officer for Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, effective January 23, 2017.

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to congratulate Michael Martin, Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on his retirement from the Public Service, following a distinguished career marked by dedication and excellence in serving Canadians.