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Prime Minister STEPHEN Harper PRESENTS THE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE

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Published on March 02, 2015 with No Comments

Introduction

 

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today presented the Public Service of Canada’s Outstanding Achievement Award to Ian Burney, Assistant Deputy Minister of Trade Agreements and Negotiations at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. During a ceremony at Rideau Hall, hosted by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Mr. Burney was honoured for his sustained commitment to excellence, leadership and innovation.

 

Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Burney has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to advancing Canada’s international interests and its economic prosperity. His leadership, negotiating skills and credibility with the business community across Canada have been instrumental in shaping and advancing the most ambitious and wide-ranging trade negotiations agenda in Canadian history, including playing a major role in the recent conclusion of negotiations for both the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement and the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement.

 

Quick Facts

 

  • The Government of Canada introduced the Outstanding Achievement Award in 1966.
  • This Award is considered the highest expression of recognition for senior public servants in the Public Service of Canada. It is presented to senior public servants whose leadership has been distinguished by a sustained commitment to excellence, with an emphasis on modernizing service delivery, building the public service as a vibrant national institution geared towards future needs, or enhancing Canadian interests globally.
  • The Award emphasizes the importance that the Government attaches to efficient operations in the public service and to the provision of quality service to Canadians.

 

Quote

 

“I am pleased today to recognize an exceptional member of the Public Service of Canada. Throughout his career, Ian Burney has contributed to advancing Canada’s commercial interests in the world, including playing a major role in the recent conclusion of negotiations for both the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement and the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement. In so doing he has embodied the ideals of public service: integrity, vision and a commitment to excellence.” – Prime Minister Stephen Harper

 

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  • Background information and highlights of the career of the 2014 Outstanding Achievement recipient are available at: www.pco-bcp.gc.ca/oaa-psi.
 

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