Justice and Public Safety
August 8, 2017

The following statement was issued today by the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General:

Minister Parsons Announces Investigation into Conduct of Chair and CEO of PUB Discontinued

I wish to advise the public that the investigation into the conduct of the former Chair and CEO of the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities has been discontinued.

Andy Wells advised the Department of Justice and Public Safety of his resignation and retirement on August 4. Rather than expending further resources on this matter, we are moving forward.  

Vice Chair, Darlene Whalen will continue duties as the Chair and CEO of the Board and Commissioners of Public Utilities on an interim basis. The position will be filled by the Independent Appointments Commission.

As Minister of Justice and Public Safety and as the Minister responsible for the Public Utilities Act, I take my role in the administration of the Act very seriously and am committed to ensuring its integrity.

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