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Deputy Minister Appointment

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Deputy Minister Appointment

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Premier Dalton McGuinty announced the following Deputy Minister appointment effective April 2, 2007:

Giles Gherson as Deputy Minister and Associate Secretary of the Cabinet, Communications, in Cabinet Office.  Mr. Gherson was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of the Toronto Star and Editor of the Globe and Mail's Report on Business. 

In addition to his impressive background in leadership positions with the Edmonton Journal, Southam News Services, the Financial Times of Canada and the Financial Post, he was Principal Secretary for Social Security Reform in the federal government's Department of Human Resources Development.  He is a frequent speaker and panelist on public affairs issues and the media, a director of the Public Policy Forum, and a member of the advisory boards of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen's University and Guelph-Humber University. 

Mr. Gherson has a BA Honours from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.