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Deputy Minister Appointments

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QUEEN'S PARK -- Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced the following Deputy Minister appointments. They are effective immediately unless stated otherwise:

William Allen continues as Deputy Minister of the restructured Ministry of Tourism

Mr. Allen was formerly the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Recreation and has also served as Deputy Minister of Citizenship, Responsible for Seniors and Women's Issues and Deputy Minister of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation.

He has held senior executive positions in the Ministries of Natural Resources and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Mr. Allen has a BSc and an MSc in Agriculture from the University of Guelph and an MBA in marketing and organizational change from Wilfred Laurier University.

Colin Andersen, currently Deputy Minister of Finance, assumes additional responsibilities as Secretary of Treasury Board

Mr. Andersen was formerly the Deputy Minister of Policy, Cabinet Office. He has also served as the Associate Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Integrated Policy and Planning, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and Assistant Deputy Minister, Fiscal and Financial Policy, Ministry of Finance.

He has held a number of senior management positions in the Ministry of Finance and Cabinet Office. Mr. Andersen holds an Honours BA in Economics from the University of Calgary and an MA in Economics from the University of Toronto.

Bruce Archibald will become Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs effective August 15, 2005

Dr. Archibald is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister, Research, with Agriculture and Agrifood Canada.

He was previously the Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Farm Finance in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology in the Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology.

He has held several senior management positions in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and the University of Guelph. Dr. Archibald holds a BSc in agriculture from the University of Guelph, an MSc in biochemistry from Cornell University, and a PhD in toxicology from the University of Guelph.

Gail Beggs, currently Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, assumes additional responsibilities as Deputy Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs

Ms. Beggs was formerly Assistant Deputy Minister, SARS Coordination, Cabinet Office. She has also served as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Field Services Division, Ministry of Natural Resources, and President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Clean Water Agency.

She has held senior management positions in policy and natural resources management in the Ministry of Natural Resources as well as the positions of occupational health and safety policy officer in the Ministry of Labour and scientist in the Ministry of Environment. Ms. Beggs holds a BSc and an MSc from the University of Toronto.

Michelle DiEmanuele becomes Deputy Minister of Government Services and Secretary of the Management Board of Cabinet in addition to her current responsibility as Associate Secretary of the Cabinet, Centre for Leadership and Human Resource Management, Cabinet Office

Ms. DiEmanuele was formerly Vice President, Branch and Small Business Banking, Retail Markets Human Resources, CIBC. She held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Organizational Development, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and was seconded to Integrated Services for Children in the Ministry of Health.

She has held senior management positions in the OPS Restructuring Secretariat, Cabinet Office and the Ministries of the Attorney General, Labour, and Citizenship. Ms. DiEmanuele has an Honours BA from the University of Waterloo, and an MA in political science from the University of Toronto.

David Guscott, currently Deputy Minister and Associate Secretary of the Cabinet, assumes additional responsibilities for Special Projects

Mr. Guscott was formerly the Deputy Minister of Transportation and Deputy Minister of Labour. He also served as Assistant Deputy Minister in Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Transportation.

He has held senior management positions in the Ministries of Environment, Treasury and Economics and Municipal Affairs. Mr. Guscott has a BES in urban and regional planning from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Public Administration from Queen's University.

Lucille Roch becomes Deputy Minister of Culture with Deputy Minister Responsibilities under the Public Service Act for the Office of Francophone Affairs

Ms. Roch was formerly the Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Planning, Ministry of Children and Youth Services. She has also served as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation and was seconded to the position of Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Planning in the ministries of Community and Social Services and Children and Youth Services.

She has held senior management positions in the ministries of Community and Social Services and Cabinet Office, the federal government's Industry, Science and Technology Canada, the Manitoba government's Economic Policy Unit, Planning and Priorities and Societe Franco-Manitobaine. Ms. Roch has a BA in philosophy and sociology from St. Boniface College, Manitoba and an MA in sociology from the University of Manitoba.

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