The Redford government just passed an Order in Council appointing Janet Davidson Deputy Minister of Health. This decision has many implications, not the least of which is this: Will Ms Davidson continue in her role as Official Administrator of Alberta Health Services? Is she legally allowed to perform both roles and collect two pay cheques, one as Official Administrator and one as Deputy Minister, at the same time? If she can, is this an indication that the government is backing away from its practice of creating boards and packing them with cronies who’ve served them well? (Wild applause!)
Clearly this move has been in the works for some time—Orders in Council aren’t whipped up overnight. Why wasn’t this decision mentioned in yesterday’s press release announcing the AHS organizational changes?
Does anyone know how to spell T-R-A-N-S-P-A-R-E-N-C-Y?
Here’s the Order in Council Notice
Order in Council
|September 11, 2013Approved September 10, 2013.HONOURABLE MS. REDFORD287/2013
GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION ACT (section 4) and PUBLIC SERVICE ACT (sections 11 and 18) – Appoints Janet Davidson as Deputy Minister of Health for a term to expire on September 30, 2015.
Orders in Council can now be viewed on the Queen’s Printer website at: http://www.qp.alberta.ca/507.cfm