Pasloski shuffles deputy ministers

Premier Darrell Pasloski has reassigned four deputy ministers in his government. Joe MacGillivray, formerly of the executive council office, is being moved to the Department of Environment.

Premier Darrell Pasloski has reassigned four deputy ministers in his government.

Joe MacGillivray, formerly of the executive council office, is being moved to the Department of Environment.

Catharine Read is taking over MacGillivray’s old position. Read

is the former public service commissioner.

Murray Arsenault has been appointed deputy minister of the Department of Tourism and Culture. He used to hold the same job in the Department of Economic Development.

Economic Development will have an acting deputy until a permanent replacement is appointed.

Jeff O’Farrell is leaving his position as deputy minister of Tourism and Culture, according to a government statement.

Jim Connell, the former deputy minister of environment, has been moved to the Public Service Commissioner job.

“These appointments are an opportunity to fine-tune the senior management team to help us fulfill the mandate of the government over the next 18 months,” Pasloski said.

“This is a team of leaders that Yukoners can count on to continue to effectively deliver important programs and services.”