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									                           Two recent NRCan appointments

Deputy Minister Cassie Doyle has announced the following two new appointments in
Natural Resources Canada over the past few months.

Mark Corey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Earth Sciences Sector
At the end of November 2006, Mark Corey was appointed assistant deputy minister,
Earth Sciences Sector. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Corey was vice president at the
Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada where he was
responsible for transforming the Leadership Network's corporate development
programs and policies. He has extensive public service leadership experience with
various government departments, including Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and
Industry Canada. Mr. Corey had previously held several positions within NRCan, most
recently as director general, Mapping Services Branch in 1998 where he led the
interdepartmental effort that developed the GeoConnections initiative. Mr. Corey
holds an MA from the University of Western Ontario, and is fluently bilingual.

Mr. Corey replaces Dr. Irwin Itzkovitch who retired after serving as assistant deputy
minister, Earth Sciences Sector, for six years.

Stephen Lucas, Assistant Deputy Minister, Minerals and Metals Sector
Stephen Lucas will be joining NRCan from Health Canada, where he has been director
general of the Policy, Planning and International Affairs Directorate in the Health
Products and Food Branch since 2003. Previously he was senior director, science,
innovation, regional and aboriginal affairs in the now-Strategic Policy Sector at NRCan.

Over his public service career, Dr. Lucas has gained significant experience in managing
policy and regulatory issues, strategic planning and scientific research, since joining
the Geological Survey of Canada in 1988 as a research scientist. He holds a Ph.D. from
Brown University and a B.Sc. (geological engineering) from Queen’s University and is
fluently bilingual. He assumes his new post on April 10.

Dr. Lucas replaces Denis Lagacé who has been acting assistant deputy minister of the
Minerals and Metals Sector.

April 2, 2007

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