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With a little more than a year until the next election, civil service insiders say there will likely be an increase in deputy minister retirements in the coming months before the bureaucracy starts its process of preparing for a potential change in government in 2019. No one wanted to guess who was leaving or how many are expected to retire, but 28 per cent of the 39-member deputy minister community is currently older than 60 years old, according

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Expect more deputy minister retirements as the pre-2019 transition machine rumbles to life, say insiders

By Emily Haws      

The PCO clerk will be asking those hovering around retirement age if they can commit to seeing through the post-election craziness, says former PBO Kevin Page.

Treasury Board Secretary Peter Wallace, who started the job in April and is pictured at a June committee meeting, will have more than a year of experience under his belt before the department starts transition planning in the lead-up to the 2019 election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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