Prime Minister announces appointment of Ian Shugart as Privy Councilor
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced the appointment of Ian Shugart as Canada’s newest Privy Councillor.
An outstanding public service leader, Mr. Shugart is honored for his exceptional and dedicated service to Canadians. His career in service to Canadians spans more than four decades, during which he has held numerous leadership positions, including Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development and Deputy Minister Environment and Climate Change.
From 2019 to 2022, Mr. Shugart served as the 24th Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet. In this role, he led the federal public service response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing direct support to Canadians and Canadian businesses when they needed it most.
Mr. Shugart retired from public service on May 27, 2022.
“For more than 40 years, Ian Shugart’s guidance and leadership in serving Canadians has been invaluable. I am pleased to appoint him as the new Privy Councilor of Canada to recognize his contributions and his dedication to making Canada a better place for all.
- Privy Councilors are members of the King’s Privy Council for Canada, established under the Constitution Act of 1867 advise the Governor General.
- The Privy Council includes all past and current ministers, as well as a select number of individuals honored for their contributions to Canada.
- Members are appointed by the Governor General, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.