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Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie to replace Fortin on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie will take over as the general in charge of overseeing the delivery and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across Canada.

In a statement released Monday evening, PHAC president Iain Stewart said Brodie will assume the role of vice-president of vaccine logistics and operations “effective immediately.”

The news comes just days after the Department of National Defence announced Maj.-Gen Dany Fortin would be stepping down from the post.

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The department announced Fortin’s departure on Friday, but did not release a reason other than a brief mention of a “military investigation.”

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In the statement Monday, Stewart said Brodie has “played a pivotal role in the vaccine rollout as part of the initial deployment to the Agency in November.”

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“Following a brief return to the Canadian Armed Forces in February as the Commander of Military Personnel Generation Group, Brigadier-General Brodie’s appointment allows for a seamless transition as she resumes her leadership role with PHAC,” the statement read.

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— With a file from The Canadian Press

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