McGuinty Government Names Commissioner Of Corrections To Post
TORONTO, July 10 /CNW/ -
The Ontario government has appointed Arnold Galet, currently the
province's commissioner of corrections, to head the Ontario Parole and Earned
Release Board. The appointment follows an extensive national recruitment and
takes effect September 30, 2008.
A former assistant deputy minister and chief executive officer of
corrections in Alberta with more than 30 years of senior corrections
experience, Galet was named Ontario's first commissioner of corrections on
March 1, 2006, with responsibility for the province's 31 correctional
institutions and 119 probation and parole offices.
He holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree
in sociology, and is a graduate of the Queen's University public executive
program. He has received numerous awards including the Alberta Premier's Award
of Excellence in 2000 and 2001. He also led the correctional services team
that received the 2002 Institute of Public Administration of Canada gold award
for innovative management.
"The Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board plays an important role in
helping ensure a safe and secure Ontario. Arnold Galet has a proven track
record of leadership and teamwork in the field of corrections and will make
significant contributions as the board's new chair," said Community Safety and
Correctional Services Minister Rick Bartolucci.
- The Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board handles all adult
offenders in the province who have prison sentences of under two
years; the National Parole Board handles all offenders who have prison
sentences of two years or more.
- Parole is the early release of an offender from prison under the
supervision of a parole officer. Only a Parole Board can make
decisions about parole.
Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board www.operb.gov.on.ca.
Arnold Galet's biography
Disponible en français
For further information:
For further information: Laura Blondeau, Minister's Office, (416)
325-4973; Stuart McGetrick, Communications Branch, (416) 325-9686