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Date: May 7, 2009

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PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF WAYNE WOUTERS AS CLERK OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL

Ottawa – Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today the appointment of Wayne Wouters as the new Clerk of the Privy Council, effective July 1, 2009.

Mr. Wouters joined the Canadian Public Service in 1982 and is presently Secretary of the Treasury Board.  He has served with distinction in a broad range of Ministries including the Privy Council Office.  Mr. Wouters was Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Chairperson, Canada Employment Insurance Commission and before that Deputy Minister, Human Resources Development Canada and Deputy Ministry of Labour.  Other positions include Director General Department of Energy, Mines and Resources; General Director Department of Finance; and Deputy Minister Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

“I am pleased that Mr. Wouters accepted this very challenging role,” said the Prime Minister.  “I am confident that his knowledge and experience will provide the dedication and excellence of service that is a hallmark of the Public Service and the Office of the Clerk.

“I look forward to working with Wayne in his new role.”

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