Message from Minister Fantino: Thanking President Margaret Biggs for her service

"I would like to thank Margaret for her years of dedicated service and leadership at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). During her tenure at the Agency, she presided over the implementation of many successful ventures including the Muskoka Maternal and Child Health Initiative and the Aid Effectiveness Agenda. Her personal commitment to seeing those living in poverty around the world prosper will leave a lasting impression on me. Please join me in wishing her all the best in her future endeavours.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Paul Rochon, currently Associate Deputy Minister at Health Canada, as President effective July 8, 2013. I look forward to working with Paul as we transition to the new Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development and continue to focus on poverty alleviation and providing humanitarian assistance to those most in need around the world."

Julian Fantino
Minister of International Cooperation