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Over the coming months, the following senior appointment changes will
- LGen. Ken Pennie, who is retiring, will be replaced as Chief
of the Air Staff by LGen. Steve Lucas.
- MGen. Angus Watt will be appointed Assistant Chief of the Air
Staff, replacing MGen. Marc Dumais, who will be promoted to Lieutenant-General
and appointed Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff, replacing VAdm. Greg
Maddison, who will retire. MGen. Watt will serve as the National
Defence representative on the Interdepartmental Committee on Search
- RAdm. J. Forcier will be appointed Chief of Staff Assistant
Deputy Minister, replacing RAdm. F. Gibson, who will retire.
- RAdm. D. Robertson will be appointed Commander Maritime Forces
Pacific and SRR Commander in Victoria, replacing RAdm. Forcier.
- General Rick Hillier has assumed the duties of Chief of Defence
RCMP Supt. Craig MacLaughlan became the new Executive
Director of the Nova Scotia Emergency Measures Organization in February
2005, replacing Mike Lester, who retired.
| In an effort to aid future cooperation
between the two and to establish a more formal relationship, an
agreement of mutual understanding was signed by the Sûreté
du Québec and Parks Canada; it describes the role of each
group in a search and rescue incident.
As part of the agreement, the Sûreté du Québec
offered a Managing the Lost Person Incident course to Parks Canada
officers working in Quebec. With this training, the Sûreté
du Québec will be able to call on Parks Canada workers
for help in a serious SAR incident.
Photo courtesy of Capt. Rene Marchand
- Capt. René Marchand of the Sûreté du Québec
was elected Vice Chair of the National Ground SAR Council for a two-year
term at the end of March. The Chair of the Council is OPP S/Sgt.
- Jeff Haack replaces Jim McAllister as the National Ground SAR
- S/Sgt. Dennis Erickson is the new RCMP 'E' Division Emergency
Program Manager, replacing Sgt. Don Bindon.
- Malcolm Dunderdale was re-elected President of the Canadian
Coast Guard Auxiliary's Pacific region, while Louis Arsenault
is the new President of the Quebec region and Jack Kruger was
recently elected President of Central and Arctic region.
- Dr. Savithri Narayanan is the new Acting Dominion Hydrographer/Director
General, Canadian Hydrographic Service, replacing Tony O'Connor.
- Former Deputy Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, William
Elliot, has been named the Prime Minister's new National Security
- Gerard Loiselle will be the Acting Superintendent of Boating
Safety in Western Canada, replacing Kevin Monahan.
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