Richard Fadden, head of CSIS, to become deputy minister at Defence - Macleans.ca
 

Richard Fadden, head of CSIS, to become deputy minister at Defence


 

OTTAWA – Richard Fadden, the head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, is moving to become deputy minister of Defence.

The Prime Minister’s Office says Fadden’s transfer takes effect May 13.

Michel Coulombe, currently deputy director of operations at the spy agency, will become interim director when Fadden leaves.

Fadden has been head of CSIS since June 2009.

He was the subject of some controversy in June 2010, when he said in an interview that foreign countries were both conducting industrial espionage against Canada, and trying to influence Canadian politicians.

Robert Fonberg, currently deputy minister at Defence, has been named a special adviser to the clerk of the Privy Council.


 
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Richard Fadden, head of CSIS, to become deputy minister at Defence

  1. Fadden was the worse thing that ever happened to CSIS. This guy should get his head examined, a bully with no respect for the people that have given their life to the organization. A narcissistic douche who thinks he is better than everybody. Shame on Harper for appointing this prick as Director.