'For Ian, it’s not enough to be one of the best negotiators in the process; it’s important to be able to spot talent and be a mentor, too. He clearly excels in this regard, just as he does at the negotiating table. And he has put together a team that is fiercely loyal to him, as he is to them.'
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Assistant Deputy Minister Ian Burney, and Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall Feb. 27.
Stephen Harper Published: Thursday, 03/05/2015 1:38 am EST Last Updated: Thursday, 03/05/2015 2:23 am EST
The following are the published remarks of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's speech awarding Assistant Deputy Minister Ian Burney the Public Service of Canada's Outstanding Achievement Award at Rideau Hall on Feb. 27:
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