Yukon government shuffles deputy ministers

The Yukon government has announced a deputy minister shuffle after three deputy ministers announced their retirements over the last three months.

The Yukon government has announced a deputy minister shuffle after three deputy ministers announced their retirements over the last three months.

Stephen Mills will replace George Ross at the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources.

Mills was an executive committee member of the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board from 2004 to 2014, and was the president and CEO of the Vuntut Gwitchin Limited Partnership for 10 years. He has also worked as a negotiator with the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, the Council of Yukon First Nations and other Yukon First Nations.

Angus Robertson will replace Mike Johnson at the Department of Highways and Public Works.

Robertson has previously worked as the deputy minister of the Department of Economic Development and the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. He started his career in 1980 with the federal Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, and has also worked with B.C.‘s Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs.

Paul Moore will replace Kelvin Leary at the Department of Community Services, while Leary will replace Catharine Read in the Executive Council Office.

Moore has worked for Community Services since 2008. He was previously the chief administrative officer for the City of Dawson and the director of human resources and education for Tr’ondek Hwech’in.

Leary has worked as a deputy minister since 2006, at the Department of Environment as well as at the Department of Community Services. He has previously worked for the territorial and federal governments in natural resource management and environmental assessment.

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