Whitley returns as deputy Health minister

On Friday, the territory got a new deputy minister of Health. Former deputy minister of Justice Stuart Whitley will be moving back to the Yukon to…

On Friday, the territory got a new deputy minister of Health.

Former deputy minister of Justice Stuart Whitley will be moving back to the Yukon to take up the post.

He will succeed John Greschner who resigned after three years.

“Mr. Whitley’s senior public service experience at the federal and provincial level, coupled with his experience here in the Yukon prepares him well for his new role in the department of Health and Social Services,” said Premier Dennis Fentie in a release.

Whitley is currently the senior regional director for federal Justice’s Northern Canada Region.

He worked as the Yukon’s deputy Justice minister from 1995 to 2000, and was assistant deputy Attorney General in Manitoba from 1989 to 1995.

After receiving his law degree from University of Manitoba in 1973, Whitley graduated with a Masters of Laws from Dalhousie University in 1983.

In 2000, Whitley was named a fellow of the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Public Leadership.

He has written two textbooks, much journalism and has taught at various institutions, including Yukon College.

Health and Social Services assistant deputy minister Bonnie Clark will be acting deputy minister until Whitley’s appointment on September 4th.

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