Earlier, we broke the news the provincial government had appointed a new public security commissioner to implement its gangs and guns strategy. As a result, the new commissioner - David Morhart - is now the province's director of police services.
That statutory responsibility was formerly invested in Kevin Begg, assistant deputy minister of policing and community safety at the ministry of public safety and solicitor general. But, in an email, a government spokesperson stated that responsibility could still be delegated back to Mr. Begg. And, regardless, the commission will be "work very closely" with the assistant deputy minister "who is providing exceptional leadership."