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Meet Prime Minister Trudeau’s ‘results and delivery’ guy, PCO role inspired by Ontario

By Derek Abma      

As Matthew Mendelsohn gets acquainted with a new role at PCO, predicated on getting ‘results,’ former colleagues say he’s the ideal person for the job.

Matthew Mendelsohn is the PCO’s new deputy secretary to Cabinet, with a focus on ‘results and delivery.’ Photograph courtesy of the Mowat Centre

Big changes, as of late, in the Privy Council Office don’t stop at the surprise replacement last month of Janice Charette in the clerk’s job by Michael Wernick. A key appointment just slightly down on the hierarchy scale promises to have a profound effect on how government operates. On Jan. 11, Matthew Mendelsohn started his job as the PCO’s deputy secretary to Cabinet, with a new category of “results and delivery” added to his job title. Mr. Mendeslohn

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