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Lawrence Hanson appointed as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Stefanie Beck, currently the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, is moving to a new government post.

May 29, 2024  By Greenhouse Canada


Canada will soon have new Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on May 24 the appointment of Lawrence Hanson as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, effective June 3, 2024.

Hanson is currently Associate Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Previously, he served in several Assistant Deputy Minister roles, including Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy at Transport Canada, Assistant Deputy Minister of Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications Sector and then of Science and Innovation (both at Innovation, Science and Economic Development).

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Stefanie Beck, currently the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will become Deputy Minister of National Defence on that date.


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