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Number of top-level public servants rising under Trudeau

By Emily Haws      

The number of deputy ministers and associate deputy ministers has jumped more than 15 per cent in the last decade, going from 72 in 2008 to 84 this year.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed at least six of the eight positions elevated to deputy minister or associate deputy minister since July 2013. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The number of top-level federal public servants has gone up by more than 15 per cent in the last decade, with the sharpest increase in the last couple years under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, according to the Privy Council Office.

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