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Premier John Savage today announced the assignment of four deputy

Gordon Gillis becomes deputy minister of justice, a post he held
between 1993 and 1995. Mr. Gillis is currently deputy minister of
community services. A 1974 graduate of the Dalhousie Law School,
Mr. Gillis has also been deputy minister of the departments of
Labour, Municipal Affairs and Intergovernmental Affairs and of
the Premier's Office.

Replacing Mr. Gillis at Community Services as acting deputy
minister is Ron L'Esperance, currently the department's
administrator of income and employment support services. Mr.
L'Esperance has been employed by the Nova Scotia government since
1981 and has held management positions in both the departments of
Community Services and Education.

Rollie MacInnes, deputy minister of the Technology and Science
Secretariat, has been moved to a special assignment post within
the Priorities and Planning Secretariat. Mr. MacInnes has been
given primary responsibility for negotiating the province's
Integrated Wide Area Network contract. He has also been given the
task of producing Nova Scotia's new Research and Development

Replacing Mr. MacInnes as the acting deputy minister of the
Science and Technology Secretariat is Ronald Patrick (Bud)
MacDonald. Mr. MacDonald is currently the secretariat's executive
director. He has been an employee of the Nova Scotia government
since 1978 and has held several key management positions.


Contact: David Harrigan
         Premier's Office 

trp                     June 11, 1997 - 3:45 p.m.