Washington, D.C. - March 31, 2016

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on the retirement of Mr. Richard Fadden:

“Today, after 39 years of service, my National Security Advisor, Mr. Richard Fadden, will be retiring from the federal public service.

“During his exceptional career, Mr. Fadden, “Dick” to friends and colleagues, was Deputy Minister of five different departments: National Defence; Canadian Security Intelligence Service; Citizenship and Immigration; Natural Resources; and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I wish Dick the very best in retirement and thank him for his distinguished record of service to his country.”