New CFIA head named; Will and Kate rejoice

 As Prince William and Kate entertain one of the colonies on this Canada Day (right, not exactly as shown), the former head of the Coast Guard was named to lead the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

George Da Pont, currently the executive vice-president of the agency, will become its president. Da Pont was appointed as the food inspection agency’s executive vice-president about a year ago. Before that he served in various departments in senior positions dating to the 1990s, including, among others, that of commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard and assistant deputy minister in Fisheries and Oceans and Human Resources and Corporate Services.

Mary Komarynsky, currently an assistant deputy minister in Transport Canada, replaces Da Pont to become executive vice-president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Mr. Da Pont holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in History, both from the University of Saskatchewan.