Public Healthy Agency of Canada gets new president as current one steps down
|CTVnews 21 Sep 2020 at 14:38|
OTTAWA -- The Public Health Agency of Canada is getting a new president as the country heads into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped Iain Stewart, currently head of the National Research Council of Canada, to take over the role.
Last week, the federal public health agency s president, Tina Namiesniowski, announced she was stepping down.
She sent a letter to the agency s staff saying that after months of responding to the health crisis, "none of us are superhuman" and that she needed a break.
Stewart, who has been a senior member of the public service for about 20 years, aside from a yearlong stint at Dalhousie University, will begin his new job Sept. 28.
Trudeau also gave Namiesniowski a new job as a senior official in the Privy Council Office, a bureaucratic operation that supports the prime minister and cabinet.