In reviewing Mr. Laporte’s career since he became a senior manager at National Defence in 1996, I see a variety of public service, though no direct space experience. He does have a computer science background.
I also see he has spent no more than three years at one position since he started public service. Hopefully his management experience will help guide the Canadian Space Agency in a positive way. The agency is in the midst of yet another transformation, albeit one the public isn’t privy to. And in a positive development, it only took the government four months this time to find someone.