Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick is retiring.
The Prime Minister’s Office made the announcement in a statement Monday.
Wernick, a longtime public servant, has been heavily criticized in recent weeks for his involvement in the SNC-Lavalin affair.
He has denied that he made “veiled threats” to pressure former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to sign a remediation agreement with the Quebec engineering firm SNC-Lavalin.
More to come.
This story originally appeared on CBC