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Feds promote lawyer to associate deputy minister of Justice Canada

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 @ 10:19 AM | By Cristin Schmitz


Shalene Curtis-Micallef was promoted, effective Sept. 1, 2021, to associate deputy minister of Justice Canada, the office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Oct. 8 as part of a larger shuffle of the senior civil service ranks.

The graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School at York University had been assistant deputy minister of tax law services at the Department of Justice (DOJ) since 2019. Before that she had worked in DOJ’s policy sector as a deputy assistant deputy minister and, from 2015-2019, as executive director and senior general counsel at Health Canada.

Curtis-Micallef previously held posts as executive director and senior general counsel at Agriculture and Food Inspection Legal Services and at Canadian Food Inspection Agency Legal Services.

She was deputy executive director and senior counsel at Justice Canada in 2008-2009.