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July 4, 2012: The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, announced that the Shared Services Canada Act received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012. (News Release: Minister Ambrose Announces the Passage of Legislation on Shared Services Canada)

June 29, 2012: A third Order-in-Council transferred over 50 employees from Public Works and Government Services Canada's (PWGSC) Acquisitions Branch to Shared Services Canada (SSC).

June 22, 2012: The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, announced that the Government of Canada issued a Request for Information (RFI) to seek industry feedback on the service delivery model for the Email Transformation Initiative. (News Release: Minister Ambrose Announces Request for Information for the Email Transformation Initiative)

May 31, 2012: The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, announced that Public Works and Government Services Canada and Shared Services Canada will hold an Industry Engagement Day on June 12, 2012, in Ottawa, on the Email Transformation Initiative. (News Release: Minister Ambrose Announces Launch of Industry Consultations for the Email Transformation Initiative)

April 1, 2012: Shared Services Canada received its own operating budget and commenced operations as a stand-alone department.

March 13, 2012: Gina Rallis, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services, and Maurice Chénier, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Projects and Client Relationships, appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance for the 2012-2013 Main Estimates.

March 12, 2012: The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and Liseanne Forand, President, Shared Services Canada, appeared before the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.

December 8, 2011: The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, appeared with Liseanne Forand, President, Shared Services Canada, and Grant Westcott, Chief Operating Officer, Shared Services Canada, before the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates to provide an overview of Shared Services Canada to parliamentarians.

November 15, 2011: A second Order-In-Council transferred 5,000 public service staff to Shared Services Canada from 42 departments.

October 18, 2011: The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for FedNor, delivered the opening keynote address to the Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) to discuss the modernization and streamlining of government services. Shared Services Canada participated in this annual conference for the first time. (News Release: Minister Clement Delivers Keynote Address at Government Technology Exhibition and Conference)

August 4, 2011: The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for FedNor, and The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services,announce the creation of Shared Services Canada. An Order-In-Council transferred about 1,200 Public Works and Government Services IT-infrastructure services staff to SSC, effectively creating Shared Services Canada. The new department was tasked with consolidating and transforming IT services within the federal government. Liseanne Forand assumed her role as President, and Grant Westcott was named Chief Operating Officer. (News Release: Government of Canada to Reduce Information Technology Costs and Save Taxpayers' Dollars)