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September 21, 2007 16:30 ET

Minister Day Announces Appointments to the Ontario Region of the National Parole Board

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2007) - The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, today announced the appointments of six new members to the Ontario Region of the National Parole Board.

"I am pleased to announce the appointments of the following individuals and welcome them as new members of the National Parole Board," said Minister Day. "These people underwent a rigorous screening and selection process to qualify as members," said Mr. Day, "and I congratulate them on their success. I wish them well as they bring their extensive knowledge and experience to making important decisions that contribute to ensuring the safety of Canadians and the protection of our communities," he added.

Dr. Bruce Malcolm of Belleville, Ontario, is appointed as a full-time member. Dr. Malcolm is currently the manager of sex offender programs and the Ontario Regional Representative on the National Sex Offender Advisory Committee for the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) where he has worked for the past 30 years. He began his career in 1977 as a Behavioural Assessment Coordinator at the Regional Treatment Centre in Kingston, Ontario. From 1995 to 2003 he was the director of the Ontario Region Sex Offender Program and came to Ottawa in 2004. Dr. Malcolm obtained his Doctoral and Masters degrees from Carleton University in 2001 and 1992 respectively and his Bachelor's degree from Queen's University in 1984.

G.R. (Randy) Barber of Markham, Ontario, is appointed as a part-time member. Mr. Barber is presently a private consultant to the Alcohol and Gaming industries in North America and Europe. From 1997 to 2005 he was vice-chair and then chair of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. He was elected to two consecutive terms as ward councilor for the town of Markham between 1994 and 2000. Prior to that Mr. Barber was a senior account executive for Callpro Canada Ltd. (1982-1995); sales manager for VMS Inc. (1979 - 1982); director of entertainment for Commonwealth Holiday Inns of Canada Ltd. (1971 - 1979) and assistant branch manager for the Bank of Montreal in London and Toronto (1966 - 1971).

Pauline Hodgkiss of Cambridge, Ontario is appointed as a part-time member. Ms. Hodgkiss has over 35 years experience in the education field as a teacher, a school administrator, a union negotiator, a member of the executive of the Waterloo County Women Teachers' Association and Director of the Federation of Women Teachers of Ontario. She has also been extensively involved in her community as a member of an ad hoc advisory committee to fund a residence for homeless teens; executive member of the Cambridge Family Crisis Shelter and a member of the City of Cambridge Social Planning Council.

Brian Jarrett of Sudbury, Ontario is appointed as a part-time member. Mr. Jarrett recently retired with the rank of staff inspector after a 33-year career with the City of Sudbury Police Service from 1972 to 2005. During his law enforcement career he found time to involve himself in a number of community pursuits including six years on the Board of Directors of the United Way, four as committee chair; a member of the board of St. John Ambulance; and member of the Sudbury Regional Emergency Planning Committee.

Carol Fletcher-Dagenais of Rockland, Ontario is appointed as a part-time member. Ms. Fletcher-Dagenais is a probation officer with the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, a position she has held for the past two years. From 2002 - 2005 she was a member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board of Ontario and between 1996 and 2001 served as a member of the Ontario Board of Parole for the Eastern Region. Ms. Fletcher-Dagenais has a Masters Degree in Applied Criminology from the University of Ottawa (1989) and a B.A. in sociology from the University of Waterloo (1985).

Jan Hillyer of Burlington, Ontario has been appointed as a part-time member. Ms. Hillyer currently works part-time in a law firm preparing settlement briefs and helping civil clients prepare victim impact statements for criminal court proceedings. From 1995 - 2004 she served as a part-time member of the National Parole Board and from 1986 - 1992 as a community member of the Ontario Board of Parole. Ms. Hillyer also worked for CAVEAT, a victims' organization from 1992 - 1995. She has a M.A. in English from McMaster University (1975) and a B.A. in English also from McMaster University in 1967.

The National Parole Board is an independent tribunal within the Public Safety Portfolio responsible for deciding the timing and conditions of release of offenders on various forms of parole. The Board contributes to the protection of the community by facilitating the timely integration of offenders as law-abiding citizens. The Board's first and foremost consideration in its decision-making is the safety of the public.

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Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day
    Minister of Public Safety
    Melisa Leclerc
    Director of Communications
    National Parole Board
    Nadine Archambault-Chapleau