Minister Monte Solberg announces appointment to CMHC Board

    OTTAWA, April 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of
Human Resources and Social Development, and Minister Responsible for Canada
Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced today the appointment of Jim
Millar to CMHC's Board of Directors. A former employee of CMHC, Mr. Millar
will sit on the board as the representative of the National Capital Region.
    "Mr. Millar brings to the position an extensive knowledge of public
policy" said Minister Solberg. "I am confident that Mr. Millar's expertise
will be of tremendous value to CMHC and the millions of Canadians who benefit
from the Corporation's work."
    A career public servant, Mr. Millar worked in several government
departments, including the Privy Council Office, Manpower and Immigration, the
Public Service Commission, and Transport Canada. In 1989, he joined the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Government of Australia, as
Assistant Secretary, Trade and Industry on an interchange assignment. Mr.
Millar joined CMHC in 1998 as a Team Leader of the Total Compensation Review
(TCR) and Chairperson of the TRC Advisory Committee. Later that year he was
appointed General Manager, Human Resources and Organizational Development
Directorate and, in October 2000, he was appointed Vice-President, Human
Resources and Pension Fund. In May 2002, he was named Vice President,
Strategic Planning, Risk Management and Communications, and he was appointed
Vice-President, Risk Management and Communications in February 2004.
    Since his retirement from CMHC, Mr. Millar has been an Associate with the
Sussex Circle, an Ottawa based consulting group providing advice on strategy,
policy, organization and finance to senior clients in government, business and
the voluntary sector. Mr. Millar holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in
Economics and Political Science from Bishop's University and a Master of
Public Administration from Carleton University.
    Minister Solberg thanked outgoing board member Louis Ranger for his
valuable contribution to the corporation.

    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been Canada's national
housing agency for more than 60 years. CMHC is committed to helping Canadians
access a wide choice of quality, affordable homes, while making vibrant,
healthy communities and cities a reality across the country.

For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Lesley Harmer, Director of
Communications, Office of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human
Resources and Social Development, (819) 994-2482

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