(in Canada) the senior civil servant in a government department
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How to use deputy minister in a sentence
But the deputy minister was careful to avoid saying Crimea is protected by Russian forces.Vladimir Putin’s Seizure of Crimea Is Based on Pure Fiction | Oleg Shynkarenko | March 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Today, it was a deputy minister from Netanyahu's own party who undermined his begrudging support for the two-state solution.Israeli Deputy Defense Minister: Government 'Will Be Against' Any Palestinian State | Ali Gharib | June 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“In 2009 the Afghan government released a Taliban deputy minister known as Shahid Khel,” the officer recalls.
But Nayef also hates Iranians and all Shiites, and his son and deputy minister has become a ruthless foe of al Qaeda.
The Syndic saw the Deputy-Minister with surprise, but was far from guessing the real cause of his appearance.
Therefore, with all respect to the Deputy-Minister, he ventured to think it possible Mr. Eversleigh might understand.
Every sycophant to the deputy minister forgot for an instant the idol of power to contemplate that of beauty.Voltaire's Romances | Franois-Marie Arouet
The deputy minister then showed her the letter of the spy Jesuit, and that of the perfidious bailiff.Voltaire's Romances | Franois-Marie Arouet
There, on the floor, were Ucelli, and above him the Deputy-Minister holding him by the throat.