Revenue Ministry deputy minister Chris Trumpy will be taking over from retiring deputy minister Jon O'Riordan at sustainable resource management. According to civil servants, there's some concern Mr. Trumpy may consider privatizing the ministry's mapping and data collection services. Ken Dobell, the premier's deputy minister, said in an interview yesterday that Mr. Trumpy has not been brought in to turn sustainable resource management into a environmental super-ministry, swallowing up energy and mines, forests and water, land and air protection. An internal competition is underway to find a replacement for Mr. Trumpy at revenue.
June 3, 2004