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Deputy Minister Appointments

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Deputy Minister Appointments

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QUEEN'S PARK -- Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced the following Deputy Minister appointments effective June 17, 2004, except where otherwise noted.

Carol Layton has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Results Delivery within Cabinet Office. Ms. Layton has provided overall project leadership for the government's results-based planning process since February and will now assist with the implementation of the transformation agenda announced in the recent Budget. She was previously Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration as well as Deputy Minister Responsible for Women's Issues and Seniors. She has held various senior positions in the Management Board Secretariat, the ministries of Health and Long-Term Care, Finance, Attorney General and Treasury and Economics. Ms. Layton holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours) degree from the University of Waterloo.

Cam Clark, current Deputy Minister of Northern Development and Mines, will retire from the Ontario Public Service this fall after 32 years of dedicated public service. Mr. Clark has made a significant contribution to the north and his advice and leadership will be greatly missed.

Suzanne Hebert will replace Mr. Clark as Deputy Minister of Northern Development and Mines. Ms. Herbert has served as Deputy Minister of Education for the past five years and prior to that was Deputy Minister of Community and Social Services. She has also held several senior positions in the ministries of Education and Community and Social Services. Ms. Herbert has developed extensive experience with northern issues through her current position and previously as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Housing Corporation. She holds a social services diploma from Ryerson Polytechnic University and studied at the Ontario College of Art.

The government will be conducting a national search for a new Deputy Minister of Education to support the government's priorities of success for students and excellence in public education.