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USask president joins PM advisory committee

Peter MacKinnon will offer input on public service

The federal government’s nine member advisory committee on the public service will include University of Saskatchewan president Peter MacKinnon, prime minister Stephen Harper’s office announced Tuesday. Formed in 2006, the committee meets every few months to advice the prime minister and the privy council office on policies relating to the civil service. “I was invited to join it, I think, because of my background as president of an organization with 7,000 employees in the public sector and hopefully I can make a contribution,” MacKinnon told the Saskatoon Star Phoenix.

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