‘There’s no fixed playbook’: deputy minister retreat chance to look ahead to ‘obvious milestones,’ prep for any potential government transition, say former PCO Clerks
Former PCO Clerk Michael Wernick said there were some 'obvious milestones' for the deputy ministers to prepare for, including the federal budget, U.S. President Joe Biden’s visit to Ottawa in March, and the Alberta election.
Clerk of the Privy Council Janice Charette, left, and former Clerks Michael Wernick and Mel Cappe. Cappe says deputy minister retreats are structured and organized by the Clerk, who relies on a group of officials from the senior personnel secretariat to think about what's needed to be addressed. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, file photographs