Justice and Public Safety
July 25, 2017
Premier Ball Appoints Todd Stanley, Q.C. as Deputy Minister (Acting) of the Department of Justice and Public Safety
Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, along with the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, announced that Todd Stanley, Q.C. has been appointed to the role of Deputy Minister with the Department of Justice and Public Safety on an acting basis.
Over the past 16 years Mr. Stanley has worked in various capacities with the Department of Justice and Public Safety, including as a former Assistant Deputy Minister of Courts and Legal Services. He was most recently Special Counsel to the Human Resources Secretariat of Executive Council.
This appointment is effective immediately. Mr. Stanley’s biography is included in the backgrounder below.
“We are very pleased to have Mr. Stanley bring his considerable knowledge and experience to this senior leadership role within government. His familiarity and expertise within the Department of Justice and Public Safety is much admired and will continue to be of great value to our government.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
“Mr. Stanley’s experience and knowledge of the role of government and the justice system is extremely valuable to the Department of Justice and Public Safety. We are grateful for his commitment to the department and our government.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General
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Biography of Todd Stanley, Q.C.
Todd Stanley, Q.C. joined the Department of Justice and Public Safety in 2001, after spending five years as a lawyer with the law firm of Cox & Palmer. He has served as solicitor, Manager of the Corporate and Commercial Unit, Director of the Civil Division, Assistant Deputy Minister of Courts and Legal Services, and most recently as Special Counsel to the Human Resources Secretariat. His original practice area was corporate and commercial law, specializing in energy and resources law. Mr. Stanley holds honours degrees in Law from the University of Toronto and Commerce from Memorial University, and has taught both at the Bar Admission Course for the Law Society and at the Faculty of Business at Memorial University. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2016.
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