Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Province Casts a Wider Net to Open Up Government Board Jobs to All Albertans

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Province Casts a Wider Net to Open Up Government Board Jobs to All Albertans

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Alberta casts wider net for public board jobs

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EDMONTON - The Alberta government is casting a wide net to find people to serve on agencies, boards, and commissions.

Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced Wednesday the province has launched a new website to inform people about the boards, including a way for Albertans to apply for board positions.

Ceci said under the former Progressive Conservative government, job openings were only reported piecemeal among select groups of people, resulting too often in "insiders recruiting other insiders."

Ceci said the new process will deliver a stronger, more representative pool of applicants. He said applicants will be vetted and shortlisted by a panel of government and industry officials to ensure the best candidates are found. …

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