News | 05/09/2002 4:00 am EDT
Alexander Himelfarb has been appointed clerk of the Privy Council, effective May 13. He has over 20 years of experience in the public service, including most recently as deputy minister of Canadian Heritage. He has held that position since June 1999. Judith LaRocque, currently associate deputy minister of Canadian Heritage, has been promoted to fill the position Himelfarb is vacating. As well, Michael Wernick, currently assistant deputy minister of cultural affairs at Canadian Heritage, becomes associate deputy minister at the department.