Date: May 7, 2009
For immediate release
PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF KEVIN LYNCH, CLERK OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today the pending retirement of Kevin Lynch, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet.
“Kevin Lynch has served the Government of Canada with great distinction, especially in his role as Clerk of the Privy Council since his appointment in 2006. His long service as a distinguished public servant has earned him respect both nationally and internationally,” said the Prime Minister.
- “On behalf of the Government of Canada,” the Prime Minister continued, “I want to thank him for his tireless service and dedication to his country. On a more personal note, I want to acknowledge his tireless efforts and enthusiasm in helping the Government maintain a steady course through troubled economic times, our involvement in Afghanistan, and all the day-to-day challenges of a minority Parliament.”
Mr. Lynch’s retirement will be effective as of June 30, 2009. In recognition of his exceptional service, the Prime Minister will swear in Mr. Lynch as a member of the Privy Council prior to his retirement.