Sept. 21, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - One retirement, one new appointment, and two changes of assignment of deputy ministers were announced today by Premier Shawn Graham. These changes are effective Oct. 5.
"I'm very pleased to announce these changes in assignments and one promotion to the ranks of our deputies," said Graham. "Deputy ministers provide the key direction and advice that allows government to function efficiently and effectively for the residents of New Brunswick we all serve. I'm certain that they will excel in their new positions and provide the leadership we need to continue with our work to make our province self-sufficient."
The new deputy minister appointment is Denis Caron, who is appointed president of the Regional Development Corporation.
Caron was previously vice-president of development and special initiatives with the corporation. Born in Campbellton, he has worked in all three levels of government. He worked as a municipal administrator in both Campbellton and Riverview, and as district office manager for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency in Bathurst. With the province, he served as assistant deputy minister with Business New Brunswick and Intergovernmental Affairs before joining the Regional Development Corporation in 2008.
Two deputy ministers, Bill Lévesque and Phil LePage, will receive new assignments.
Lévesque, who was president of the Regional Development Corporation, becomes deputy minister of Business New Brunswick. He had been serving as vice-president of development and special initiatives with the corporation until he was appointed its president in September 2007.
LePage, acting deputy minister of Business New Brunswick, becomes deputy minister of Natural Resources. He previously served as assistant deputy minister of business development with Business New Brunswick, and has an extensive background in economic development and investment with Business New Brunswick and the Executive Council Office.
The deputy minister retiring from public service is Tom Reid, deputy minister of Natural Resources, who retires after 38 years of public service. Reid previously served as assistant deputy minister of renewable resources with Natural Resources until his appointment as deputy in September 2007.
"I'd like to thank Tom Reid for his many years of dedicated service to public service and the people of New Brunswick, and wish him all the best," said Graham. "Tom has overseen countless developments as a deputy and a senior manager with Natural Resources, which have advanced the programs and services we offer to New Brunswickers."
EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is the complete list of deputy ministers, deputy heads, presidents and chairs of Crown corporations. MEDIA CONTACT: Communications, Office of the Premier, 506-444-2286.
List of deputy ministers, deputy heads, presidents and chairs of Crown corporations (* denotes a change or addition)
|Bernard Thériault Chief of Staff||Chief of Staff, Office of the Premier|
|David Ferguson||Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet|
|Doug Tyler||Deputy Minister of Strategic Priorities|
|Maurice Robichaud||Deputy Minister of Communications and Marketing|
|Yvon LeBlanc||Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Minister of Justice|
|Marc Léger||Deputy Minister of Public Safety|
|John Mallory||Deputy Minister of Finance|
|Louise Lemon||Deputy Minister of Supply and Services|
|David Johnstone||Deputy Minister of Transportation|
|Phil LePage*||Deputy Minister of Natural Resources|
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Aquaculture
|Don Ferguson||Deputy Minister of Health|
|James Hughes||Deputy Minister of Social Development|
|Byron James||Deputy Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour|
|Roger Doucet||Deputy Minister of Education (French)|
|John Kershaw||Deputy Minister of Education (English)|
Deputy Minister of Environment
|Bill Levesque*||Deputy Minister of Business New Brunswick|
Deputy Minister of Wellness, Culture and Sport
|Edith Doucet||Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs|
|Claire LePage||Deputy Minister of Energy|
|Carolyn MacKay||Deputy Minister of Human Resources|
|Patrick Francis||Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs|
|Kim MacPherson||Comptroller, Office of the Comptroller|
|Dana Clendenning||President, NB Liquor Corp.|
|Sylvie Levesque-Finn||President, Service New Brunswick|
|Denis Caron*||President, Regional Development Corporation|
|Elizabeth Weir||President and CEO, Efficiency NB|
|David Hay||President, New Brunswick Power Group of Companies|
|John Sinclair||President, New Brunswick Investment Management Corporation|
|Douglas Stanley||President, WorkSafeNB|
|Roberta Dugas||Chair, WorkSafeNB|
|Ron Gaffney||Chair, Appeals Tribunal, WorkSafeNB|
|David G. Barry||Chair and CEO, New Brunswick Securities Commission|