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December 18, 2012 14:00 ET

Public Safety Minister Toews Announces Appointments to the Parole Board of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 18, 2012) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, today announced appointments to the Parole Board of Canada (PBC).

"As an independent administrative tribunal, the Parole Board of Canada makes conditional release and record suspension decisions and clemency recommendations that contribute to the protection of society," said Minister Toews. "I congratulate these highly qualified, knowledgeable and experienced individuals on their appointments."

Pierre Cadieux of Rigaud, Quebec, is appointed as a part-time Board member to the PBC Quebec region. Mr. Cadieux was first appointed as a part-time member in 1993 until 2007; and as a full-time member from 2007 to 2012. Mr. Cadieux is a lawyer with diverse experience in the private sector. From 1984 to 1991, he was a Rigaud municipal councillor, and he has been a member of the executive committee of the Fondation du Foyer de Rigaud since 1994.

Natasha Crooks-Day of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is appointed as a full-time Board member to the PBC Prairies region. Since 2005, Ms. Crooks-Day worked as Counsel with the Department of Justice Canada. She also worked at a number of federal departments, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Correctional Service of Canada.

Murray Allan Dodds of Calgary, Alberta, is re-appointed as a part-time Board member to the PBC Prairies region. He was first appointed to the Board in December 2006. Mr. Dodds has 22 years of experience in various positions with the Alberta Department of Justice, including as Probation and Parole Officer, Community Corrections Manager, District Director Correctional Services, and Deputy Director, Calgary Young Offender Centre.

Ian S. Fowler of Calgary, Alberta, is re-appointed as a part-time Board member to the PBC Prairies region. He was first appointed to the Board in 2006. Mr. Fowler has extensive experience in the energy industry, specializing in risk analysis, as well as strategic, operations and corporate planning. Mr. Fowler enjoyed a long career with ConocoPhillips Canada/Gulf Canada Resources Ltd.

Denis Jolette of Ottawa, Ontario, is re-appointed as a full-time Board member to the PBC Appeal Division in Ottawa. Mr. Jolette was first appointed to the Board in February 2008. He has nearly 25 years of management experience in the federal government and private sector in providing strategic advice to leaders, Ministers, Members of Parliament, Deputy Ministers and CEOs.

Stuart James Whitley of North Vancouver, British Columbia, is designated as Vice-Chairperson to the PBC Pacific region. Mr. Whitley was appointed as a full-time Board member in November 2012. Prior to joining the Board, he was the Yukon Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services. He has also worked as Senior Regional Director and Director of Policy, Programs and Integration at Justice Canada; Deputy Minister of Justice for Yukon; and Assistant Deputy Attorney General for Manitoba.

For more information, please visit the Public Safety Canada website: http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/

Contact Information

  • Caroline Douglas
    Director of Communications
    Parole Board of Canada
    613-954-6547
    www.pbc-clcc.gc.ca