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

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

Alex Benay, currently the Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada, has been elevated to a deputy minister-level position, effective July 2, 2018. As outlined in Budget 2018, this change is a reflection of the Government’s commitment to redefine this role to better protect Canadians’ data and strengthen information technology in the federal government. Mr. Benay will also support the Honourable Scott Brison in his new role as Minister of Digital Government.

Yazmine Laroche, currently Associate Deputy Minister at Infrastructure Canada, becomes Deputy Minister, Public Service Accessibility, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, effective August 7, 2018. In this role, Ms. Laroche will provide leadership on the Government’s public service accessibility agenda.

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