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Deputy Minister Appointments

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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today announced the following Deputy Minister appointments, effective January 7, 2008, unless otherwise stated:

Jay Hope as Deputy Minister of Emergency Planning and Management, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Mr. Hope is currently the Commissioner of Community Safety in the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. He has been the Provincial Commander of Traffic Safety, Commander of the Eastern Region and Chief Superintendent/Director of the Human Resources Bureau and Regional Commander for the Greater Toronto Region of the Ontario Provincial Police. He has a BA in psychology and criminology from the University of Toronto.

Philip Howell as Deputy Minister of Tourism effective January 14, 2008. Mr. Howell is currently the Associate Deputy Minister of the Treasury Board Office in the Ministry of Finance. He has been the Acting Superintendent and CEO of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Economist in the Office of Economic Policy and Director of Taxation Policy in the Ministry of Finance. His background includes responsibility for economic development strategy, industrial and sectoral policy in the former Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism, where he was also the General Manager of the Ontario Aerospace Corporation. He has an M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics and an honours BA in economics from York University.

David Lindsay as Deputy Minister of Natural Resources. Mr. Lindsay is currently the Deputy Minister of Tourism and the Acting Deputy Minister of Culture. He was formerly President and CEO of the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology. In the past, he was the CEO of the Ontario SuperBuild Corporation in the Ministry of Finance, President and CEO of the Ontario Jobs and Investment Board in Cabinet Office and Principal Secretary to Premier Mike Harris. Mr. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University.

Steven Marshall as Deputy Minister of Education effective March 31, 2008. Mr. Marshall is a highly respected educator who is currently the Director of the Department of Education, Culture and Welsh Language in the Government of Wales. His impressive career includes Chief Executive of the Department of Education and Children's Services in the Government of South Australia and senior executive positions in the Department of Education, Government of South Australia and the Department of Education, Employment and Training in the Government of Victoria. He has an MBA and a Master of Educational Administration from Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria and is currently pursuing his PhD from Melbourne University on School Renewal: Turning Around Low Performance Schools.

Bruce McCuaig as Deputy Minister of Transportation. Mr. McCuaig is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister of Provincial Highways Management. His career in the Ministry of Transportation includes Acting Deputy Minister, Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy, Planning and Standards, Director of Transportation Planning, Policy and Standards. He held progressively responsible senior executive positions in the ministries of Transportation and Municipal Affairs and Housing. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in urban and regional planning from Ryerson University and a Master of Public Administration from Queen's University.

Cynthia Morton as Deputy Minister of Health Promotion. Ms. Morton is currently the Chair of the Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board. She has served as Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Minister of Labour and Education in British Columbia. She is also a former Children's Commissioner in that province as well as a former Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ontario Ministry of Labour. She has worked with diverse communities of interest and ethnicity, has a broad understanding of children's issues and has been a change leader in the legal and justice system. She is a graduate of York University's Osgoode Hall Law School and holds an LLB. In this role, she will further the ministry's mandate in championing health promotion and chronic disease prevention.

Marg Rappolt as Deputy Minister of Culture and Deputy Minister Responsible for Seniors. Ms. Rappolt is currently the Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. She was previously the Deputy Minister of the Ontario Secretariat for Aboriginal Affairs, a position she held concurrent for a time with her responsibilities as Deputy Minister of Health Promotion. She was formerly the Associate Deputy Minister and Acting Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. She was seconded to Cabinet Office as Assistant Deputy Minister, Health, Social and Education Policy Division, was the Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Business Policy and Planning in the Ministry of the Attorney General and has held senior positions in the Ministry of Labour. Her experience includes senior management positions in the Saskatchewan government's Health Planning Bureau and Public Service Commission. Ms. Rappolt holds an honours BA in political studies, and a Master of Public Administration from Queen's University.

George Ross as Deputy Minister of Research and Innovation. Mr. Ross is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Operating Officer in the Ministry of Research and Innovation. Previously, he had been Assistant Deputy Minister, Field Services, and Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services in the Ministry of Natural Resources where he had responsibility for regional operations, policy and planning co-ordination, human resources and finance and administration. His education includes a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, the Advanced Program in Human Resources Management at the University of Toronto and Business Administration at Ryerson University.

Lori Sterling as Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. Ms. Sterling is currently the Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Legal Services in the Ministry of the Attorney General. She was Director of the Crown Law Office, Civil, and Team Leader/Counsel, Constitutional Law, in the Legal Services Division of the Ministry of the Attorney General and Director of Legal Services for the Ontario Human Rights Commission. In the private sector, she was Counsel at Sack, Goldblatt in Toronto. Ms. Sterling is bilingual and holds an honours BA from Queen's University, an LLB from the University of Toronto and an LLM from Cambridge University.

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