Earlier, your humble organ reported rumours embattled children and family development assistant deputy minister Jeremy Berland would soon be replaced by the department Vancouver Coastal regional executive director Donna Knox. But it turns we were only half-right. Today, communications director Kelly Gleeson announced Mr. Berland, who also holds the title of child protection director, has accepted a two-year secondment to the University of Victoria where he will be leading an initiative related to the work of provincial and territorical directors of childcare. His successor: acting regional operations director Mark Sieben. Coincidently, this announcement comes on the same day child and youth officer Jane Morley's investigation into the "timelines, changes to terms of reference, and other matters relating to the director's case review" of Sherry Charlie's death is scheduled to hit Attorney General Wally Oppal's desk.
February 15, 2006