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Bureaucrats on the move: ESDC DM leaves, feds get new chief HR officer

By Emily Haws      

Nancy Chahwan takes over as chief human resources officer, which one ex-PS manager said signals the government is 'bringing in some pretty big guns' to get Phoenix fixed.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau, left, recently nominated Employment and Social Development Canada deputy minister Louise Levonian, bottom right, to be an executive director at the International Monetary Fund. Meanwhile, Nancy Chahwan, top right, is now the government's chief human resources officer. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, photographs courtesy of LinkedIn, Twitter
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The highly respected deputy minister of Employment and Social Development Canada is leaving to become Canada's representative at the International Monetary Fund. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Papineau, Que.) announced on Aug. 31 that Louise Levonian, who has been in her current role since May 2016, was recently nominated by Finance Minister Bill Morneau (Toronto Centre, Ont.) to be the executive director for Canada, Ireland, nine Caribbean countries, and Belize at the IMF. The Washington-based IMF has 24 directors

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