On the eve of the Summer Solstice, Prime Minister Harper
announced a few changes in the senior ranks of the federal
bureaucracy, including posts at Environment Canada, Natural
Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Canadian Northern Development
Bob Hamilton, currently Deputy Minister of the
Environment, becomes Deputy Minister of NRCan, effective July 2,
2014. He has been Deputy of Environment since August 2012. It is
expected that Mr. Hamilton will have a good understanding of the
environmental issues and challenges relating to a number resource
of development projects in NRCan's portfolio.
Michael Martin, currently Senior Associate
Deputy Minister of National Defence, becomes Deputy Minister of the
Environment, effective July 2, 2014. Mr. Martin was the Chief
Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change at Environment Canada
from 2006 to 2008. At the time, the Conservative government adopted
a sector-by-sector approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions
while striving to work in harmony with U.S. regulatory efforts
aimed at developing a lower carbon economy.
Serge Dupont, currently Deputy Minister of
NRCan, becomes the Government's nominee for the position of
Executive Director for the Canadian, Irish and Caribbean
Constituency at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in
Washington, D.C. Mr. Dupont has been Deputy Minister of NRCan since
October 2010. During that time, he played a key role in the sale of
Atomic Energy of Canada's CANDU reactor business to the
engineering firm, SNC-Lavalin Group. Mr. Dupont also played a major
role in the process leading to the Conservative government's
approval last week of Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline
Patrick Borbey, currently President of the
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, becomes Associate
Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, effective July 2, 2014. Janet
King, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs,
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, assumes Mr.
Borbey's role at the Agency, effective July 2, 2014.
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