Not the Usual Suspects Breakfast featuring Marie-Lucie Morin, National Security Advisor and Associate Secretary, PCO

When: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 07:30 - 09:00

Where: Rideau Club, Ottawa

Since December of last year, the PPF has been working with our partner, Enbridge, to host speakers who hold influential positions within the government and yet about whom we knew very little. We wanted to showcase their roles and the issues they face. Though each breakfast is unique, Not the Usual Suspects seemed like an appropriate title for the series.

This breakfast featured Marie-Lucie Morin, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, or, as she described it, “someone with one of longest titles in the public service.” Given that she has such a long title, and, not incidentally, two very influential roles inside the Privy Council Office, we invited her to speak about her role, some of the issues she faces and how she fits into the broader security and public service apparatuses in Canada. Put simply, she  has the responsibility for coordinating and aggregated intelligence and security briefings on a multitude of files from around the world – two of the most recent being the hijacking incident in Jamaica and the release of Canadian hostages Bob Fowler and Louis Guay – while also be the lead official charged with advancing the government’s agenda for public service renewal and transformation.

 

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