Alberta names civil engineer as new deputy ag minister

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A civil engineer and 28-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces is the province’s new top agriculture bureaucrat.

Andre Corbould took over from Beverly Yee as deputy minister of Agriculture and Forestry earlier this month. He has previously been deputy minister with several ministries, including environment, labour, transportation, and municipal affairs, as well as chief assistant deputy minister for the southern Alberta flood recovery task force. He is a fellow in the Canadian Academy of Engineers, studied civil engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada, and has master’s degrees in management and in defence management and policy. He reached the rank of brigadier-general during his military career and did tours in Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia, East Timor, and Afghanistan, the latter including a stint as deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division.

Yee, ag deputy minister since October 2015, moves over to Intergovernmental Relations.

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