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August 07, 2008 13:15 ET

John A. Vander Doelen Appointed to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2008) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, today announced the appointment of John A. Vander Doelen to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission (HMIRC) for a three-year term.

"I am confident that Mr. Vander Doelen's extensive experience in operations and policy, along with his background in management, will be great assets to HMIRC," said Minister Clement. "His knowledge of occupational health and safety as well as legislative and regulatory changes make him well suited for this position."

Mr. Vander Doelen has a master's degree of science in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. Throughout his career, he spent seven years as the Ontario director of the Quebec Labour Mobility Policy Secretariat where he coordinated the development and implementation of a multi-ministry enforcement program related to construction labour mobility between Ontario and Quebec. Mr. Vander Doelen also spent four years as the provincial coordinator of the Industrial Health and Safety Program where he advised senior management on operational and program policy needs and issues.

Since 2000, Mr. Vander Doelen has been director of Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Program Development where he oversees the development of the occupational health and safety workers compensation policy and subsequent legislative and regulatory changes. He also represents the Ministry on external committees and in stakeholder meetings.

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