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Profiles of panelists at the labour market symposium will be available on October 4, 2006. The following is a list of confirmed panelists as of September 25, 2006:

  • Hon. Paul Shelley, Minister, Human Resources, Labour and Employment
  • Doug House, Deputy Minister, Provincial Development Plan and Chair of the Strategic Partnership Committee
  • Rebecca Roome, Deputy Minister, Human Resources, Labour and Employment and Chair of the Labour Market Sub-Committee
  • Business and Labour Representatives for the Labour Market Sub-Committee
  • Dr. Graham Lowe, President of the Graham Lowe Group
  • Elizabeth Beale, President and CEO, Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
  • Ken Hicks, Senior Economist, Department of Finance, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Professor Doug May, Labour Market Economist, Memorial University; Consultant for the Labour Market Development Division, Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment
  • Dr. Andrew Sharpe, Executive Director, Centre for the Study of Living Standards
  • Jim Milway, Executive Director, Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity
  • Dr. Sharon Manson-Singer, President, Canadian Policy Research Networks
  • Michael C. McCracken, Chair, CEO and Founder, Informetrica Limited
  • Ron Saunders, Director of the Work Network, Canadian Policy Research Networks
  • Ray McIssac, President, Newfoundland Association for Community Living and Manager, Bay St. George Community Employment Corporation
  • Anne Marie Anonsen, Executive Director, Women in Resource Development Committee
  • Douglas Watt, Senior Research Associate, Conference Board of Canada
  • Beverlie Cook, Project Manager, Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
  • Rob Shea, Assistant Professor (Post-Secondary and Adult Education), Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Martha Friendly, Senior Research Associate and Coordinator of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit, University of Toronto
  • Bonnie Kennedy, Executive Director, The Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment
  • Andrew Cardozo, Executive Director, The Alliance of Sector Councils
  • Dave Robertson, Director of Work Organization and Training, Canadian Autoworkers Union (CAW)
  • Lynn Toupin, Executive Director, Human Resources Council for the Voluntary/Not-For-Profit Industry
  • Dr. Rob Greenwood, Founding Director, Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development
  • Beverly Kirby, Director, Community Education Network
  • Carolyn Lavers, Economic Development Officer, Northern Peninsula Business Network
  • Dr. Allan B. Quigley, Professor, Adult Education, St. Francis Xavier
  • Kim Gillard, Executive Director, Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Christine McLean, Child Care Services Program Consultant, Department of Health and Community Services
  • Jocelyn Greene, Executive Director, Stella Burry Community Services
  • Andrew Wells, Manager of Health Human Resources Planning, Department of Health and Community Services
  • David Gale, Deputy Minister, Public Service Secretariat 
  • Rhonda Neary, Executive Director, Canadian Homebuilders Association, NL
  • Rhonda Tulk-Lane, Executive Director, Futures in Newfoundland and Labrador's Youth (FINALY!)
  • Nellie Burke, Director, Immigration Policy, Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment
  • Dr. Ray Gosine, Dean Of Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Colin Forward, Dean, Industrial Trades, College of the North Atlantic
  • Larry Slaney, Training Coordinator, U.A. Training Centre
  • Gus Doyle, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers
  • Denise Hanrahan, Director, Institutional and Industrial Education, Department of Education
  • Wayne Scott, Manager of Human Resources, Voisey’s Bay Nickle Co.
  • Doug House, Deputy Minister of the Provincial Development Plan and Chair of the Strategic Partnership Initiative
  • Reg Anstey, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour and labour representative of the SPC
  • Denis Mahoney, Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers' Council and business representative of the SPC (To be confirmed)
  • Mike Alexander, Region Executive Head, Service Canada, Federal Co-Chair of the CA/NL LMDA Management Committee (To be confirmed)
  • Wayne Penney, Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, Provincial Co-Chair of the CA/NL LMDA (or representative)
  • Sandi Howell, Provincial Coordinator, Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR) adn Essential Skills for Competitiveness, Training and Trades, Government of Manitoba
  • Rachelle Cochrane, Assistant Deputy Minister, Post Seconday Education, Department of Education, NL
  • Deanne Howe, Essential Skills Coordinator, Canadian Manufacturer’s and Exporter’s Association (NL) and the College of the North Atlantic
  • Nancy Healey, Executive Director, Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Bob Marshall, Superintendent, Training and Employee Development, Voisey’s Bay Nickel
  • Captain Rick Strong, Marine Services Manager, Seabase/Maersk; Marine Careers Secretariat
  • Paull Barnes, Petroleum Industry Human Resource Committee & The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
  • Dr. Cecilia Moloney, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Memorial University; NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering
  • Michelle Brown, Random North Development Association
  • Margie Hancock, Literacy and Workplace Training Coordinator, NL Federation of Labour
  • Gerard MacDonald, Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness, NL Hydro
  • Cathy Bennett, Owner/Operator, Bennett Restaurants, St. John's, NL 
  • Bob Ridgley, M.H.A., St. John’s North and Co-Chair of the Skills Task Force
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