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Premier John Savage today announced the reassignment of two
deputy ministers.

Peter Underwood, Deputy Minister of Fisheries, moves to the
Department of Environment.

Alan Steel, acting Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs,
becomes Deputy Minister of Fisheries.

Both appointments are effective immediately. The new assignments
were made necessary by the retirement of the former Deputy
Minister of Environment, Wayne Grady.

Mr. Underwood graduated from Dalhousie University in 1973 with a
Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry. He later
attended the State University of New York where he completed a
Master of Science degree with concentration in marine ecosystem
ecology. He graduated from Dalhousie University Law School in

Prior to his appointment as deputy of fisheries in January, 1994,
Mr. Underwood served as director of policy, planning and
coordination with the Department of the Environment.

The new Deputy Minister of Fisheries, Alan Steel became acting
deputy of Intergovernmental Affairs in 1994. He previously held
senior management positions in the Departments of Natural
Resources and Lands and Forests.

Mr. Steel is a 1972 graduate of the University of New Brunswick
where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in forest resource


Contact: David Harrigan  902-424-6600

trp                     June 03, 1996 - 4:03 p.m.