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Ottawa, December 22, 2011 — The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, today announced the appointment of Richard Bélisle of Longueuil, Quebec, as a part-time member to the Parole Board of Canada.

“I am pleased to make today's announcement. Our Government is committed to ensuring appointments to the Parole Board of Canada are based on merit and ability,” said Minister Toews. “As an independent decision-making tribunal that plays a significant role in contributing to the safety of our communities, it is imperative that we appoint highly qualified and committed people.”

Since 2007, Mr. Bélisle has served as a member and vice-chair of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Board of Directors. He worked for the Government of Quebec with the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail for more than 25 years, where he held a variety of positions, including Socio-Economic Planning and Research Officer, Director of Occupational Health and Safety, and Director of Specialized Activities and Administration. From 1993 to 1997, he served as Member of Parliament for La Prairie. Mr. Bélisle has a master's degree in business administration and a master's degree in industrial psychology.

Caroline Douglas
Director of Communications
Parole Board of Canada

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