Sustainable Resource Management deputy minister Jon O'Riordan will officially be leaving the provincial civil service on July 2. Mr. O'Riordan, who previously worked as an assistant deputy minister with environment, lands and parks under the New Democrats, has been stick-handling the Working Forests initiative for the Liberals and overseeing a land-use consultation and planning process started by the Harcourt administration. In his retirement, he plans on writing a book on sustainable resource management principles with his twin brother Tim, a professor at the University of East Anglia's school of environmental sciences. A going-away reception at the Harbour Towers will be held on June 24. Those planning on attending are being asked to make a $20 contribution toward appetizers and a gift.
June 3, 2004