March 1, 2007
FREDERICTON (CNB) -- The first board of directors for the New Brunswick Provincial Capital Commission was named today during a ceremony at Old Government House in Fredericton.
Lt.-Gov. Herménégilde Chiasson, Premier Shawn Graham, and Education Minister Kelly Lamrock, minister responsible for the New Brunswick Provincial Capital Commission, took part in the announcement.
"It is great to be able to move forward on yet another commitment in our Charter for Change," Graham said. "The Provincial Capital Commission will work with other levels of government and stakeholders to protect and promote the capital region's role in our province."
"Having a Provincial Capital Commission will help New Brunswickers throughout the province better understand their collective past and, in turn, their role in shaping our future," Chiasson said.
The lieutenant-governor has agreed to be honorary patron of the commission.
Walter Brown of Fredericton was named chair of the board, with Édouard Allain of New Maryland as vice-chair. The following people make up the board:
"The identification of board members and a chair is a significant step forward for the commission," Lamrock said. "With the board in place, the commission is now in a position to develop key partnerships and to identify the projects it would like to pursue over the course of the next few years."
The mandate of the New Brunswick Provincial Capital Commission is to bring about greater pride in, and awareness of, the diversity of New Brunswick's culture and heritage. Through the Provincial Capital Commission, the provincial government will work with other levels of government and stakeholders to protect and promote the capital region's unique role.
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