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    Alberta Regulator Names New CEO


Appointment takes effect April 15

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Alberta Regulator Names New CEO

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) on March 26 named Laurie Pushor, a former deputy energy minister in the neighbouring province of Saskatchewan, has its new CEO, effective April 15.

Pushor will replace Gordon Lambert, who has served as acting CEO of the AER since December 2018 following the November 2018 resignation of Jim Ellis.

“Mr. Pushor has an in-depth understanding of – and appreciation for – the critical work of the energy regulator,” the AER said in a statement. “As deputy minister of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources, he played an integral role in ensuring regulation was well-managed and balanced in protecting the environment while allowing responsible energy development.”