Premier Names New Secretary Of The Cabinet



    Shelly Jamieson To Assume Top Post In Public Service

    QUEEN'S PARK, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has named
Shelly Jamieson as the next Secretary of the Cabinet, Head of the Ontario
Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council.
    Jamieson is slated to become the most senior public servant in Ontario
when the appointment takes effect January 7.
    "Shelly Jamieson brings to this enormously important position a wealth of
experience and a passion for public service that I know will serve Ontarians
well and help our government move our province forward," Premier McGuinty
said.
    "I often say that we are fortunate to have, in the men and women of
Ontario's public service, a public service organization that is truly second
to none. That belief was certainly reinforced for me by the excellence of the
candidates for this position, all of them deputy ministers, and all of them
dedicated to building a stronger Ontario. I want to thank them all and welcome
Ms. Jamieson to her new responsibilities."
    Jamieson, Deputy Minister of Transportation since January 2006, is a
former President of Extendicare Canada Inc. and a former Executive Director of
the Ontario Nursing Home Association (now the Ontario Long-Term Care
Association).
    "I'm humbled by the opportunity to serve as Secretary of the Cabinet,"
Jamieson said.
    "To lead so many dedicated public servants, and work with them and the
government to serve Ontarians in this important role, is an honour I cherish
and a responsibility that I take very seriously."
    Jamieson will succeed Tony Dean, who recently announced he is leaving the
post in January after serving as Secretary of the Cabinet, Head of the Ontario
Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council since November 2002.
    "I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank Tony Dean for
exemplary service to our province," the Premier said.
    He praised Dean as a leader who has restored pride in public service.

    
    Dean's many accomplishments include:

    -   Accelerating the modernization of public services through
        ServiceOntario and implementing the first money back guarantee for
        online services such as birth certificates.

    -   Promoting better collaboration within and between governments in
        delivering services to Ontarians.

    -   Working well with this political administration to get new policies
        off the page and effectively implemented in order to deliver better
        results for Ontarians.
    

    "Tony Dean has been the ultimate public servant, exhibiting on a daily
basis the drive to get things done, and the diplomacy required to have them
done well," McGuinty said.
    "As Premier, I have had the privilege of seeing him work when the stakes
were highest, the pressure was greatest, and the chance for personal glory was
nil. And I can tell you that Ontarians have been well served indeed by Tony
Dean."

    
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