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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:

Joan Andrew will become Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Deputy Minister Responsible for Seniors and Women's Issues effective September 12, 2005

Ms. Andrew is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister of Integrated Environmental Planning in the Ministry of the Environment and was formerly the Assistant Deputy Minister of Environmental Sciences and Standards in that ministry. She was also the former Assistant Deputy Minister, Training Division, in the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and was seconded to the OPS Restructuring Secretariat in Cabinet Office and to the Elementary and Secondary Policy and Anti-Racism Access and Equity divisions in the Ministry of Education and Training. Ms. Andrew also held senior executive positions in the ministries of Education and Training, Skills Development, the Women's Directorate, Canada Employment and Immigration, and the Manpower Services Commission in Great Britain. She holds an honours BA in sociology from York University.

Deborah Newman will become Deputy Minister of Community Safety in the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services effective September 12, 2005

Ms. Newman is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister of Youth Justice Services in the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and has held Assistant Deputy Minister positions in Youth Justice Services, Community and Youth Justice Services and Community and Young Offender Services. She has also held senior management positions in Ontario's Solicitor General and Correctional Services departments, Alberta's Correctional Services Department and Human Resources Development Canada. Ms. Newman holds a BA in psychology and a MA in criminology from the University of Ottawa.

Marg Rappolt will become Deputy Minister of Health Promotion effective August 29, 2005

Ms. Rappolt is currently the Associate Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and was formerly the Acting Deputy Minister in that ministry. She was seconded to Cabinet Office as Assistant Deputy Minister, Health, Social and Education Policy Division and was also the Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Business Policy and Planning Division in the Ministry of the Attorney General. She has held senior positions in the Ministry of Labour in the following divisions: Labour Policy and Communications, the Workers' Compensation Secretariat and Employment Standards. She was Director of Employment Standards with the Government of Saskatchewan, and served in senior positions with the Saskatchewan Planning Bureau, Saskatchewan Health and the Saskatchewan Public Service Commission. Ms. Rappolt holds an honours BA in political studies and a MA in public administration from Queen's University.