Ghiz appoints new assistant deputy minister of environment

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The co-chair of the Bonshaw Hills Public Lands Committee, Todd Dupuis, left, speaks to a number of individuals that took part in a recent hike through the area. Guardian photo by Mitch MacDonald

The Atlantic Salmon Federation’s executive director is taking on a new role after Premier Robert Ghiz appointed him as the assistant deputy minister of environment.

In a news release, Ghiz announced he was appointing Todd Dupuis to the position.

Ghiz said the provincial government has made a strong commitment to the protection and enhancement of the environment and the management of the province’s natural resources.

“Mr. Dupuis brings to this position his long experience and involvement in public engagement on environmental issues at the local, regional and national level,” Ghiz said.

Dupuis is the executive director of regional programs with the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

Through his work with the federation he was responsible for the development of education and research programs, and their implementation throughout Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

Dupuis has been involved as a volunteer on a number of conservation organizations and is the co-chair of the Bonshaw Hills Public Lands Committee.


Organizations: Atlantic Salmon Federation, Bonshaw Hills Public Lands Committee

Geographic location: Atlantic Canada, Quebec

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  • Ruth
    April 16, 2014 - 18:40

    So this minor department needs an assistant deputy minister? Is the new Deputy totally useless, or this a new way to balance the budget. Could it be that this critic of the deep water wells could be bought? Just asking,- hope he did not sell too low --

  • kevin
    April 16, 2014 - 18:36

    the season for silencing the lambs------

  • yolanda
    April 16, 2014 - 14:00

    Appeasement? Shut with him up with $ 100.000 job --- assistant though, - indication that the deputy appointed a few weeks back, can't hack it alone, -- more taxes needed, back in the saddle taxpayers, - while folly continues, - of course you all wanted and still do want this government so suck it up.

    • Got what you deserve!
      April 16, 2014 - 15:00

      Very,very true statement that Islanders wanted and believed all of the Ghiz lies; and without a doubt, will do it again!!!

  • sammy
    April 16, 2014 - 11:41

    It is hard to understand why a province our size requires any 'Assistant' Deputy Minister or for that matter Executive Assistants to the Deputy Minister. How many layers do we need? We have roughly 142,000 people which is smaller than most average size cities in Canada yet we have a provincial govt with a structure that would rival Ontario... geez

  • don
    April 16, 2014 - 11:31

    another $100,000 a year PATRONAGE job. ghiz you have lied more times the the devil.

  • downward spiral
    April 16, 2014 - 10:02

    Here is an idea for protecting the environment Mr. Dupuis, make it illegal for farmers to plow their GD fields in the fall of the year. For god sake, why is it so difficult for the farmers to have to wait until after the spring thaw? No reason not to wait. I know every pond, bay, river and stream that I fished at yesterday was as thick as blood with red soil run-off. I for one will not be buying licenses and paying $20 conservation fees etc anymore as long as the farming community is allowed to bombard the waters of PEI with field run-off year after year. They should be the ones paying for the upgrades and restorations of destroyed waterways not the public. Do us all a favor and look into that Mr. Dupuis. Be the oddball politician and stir the pot for the better for once. You are the deputy minister of environment now!