New Assistant Commissioner for Central and Arctic Region
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Gascon as Assistant Commissioner for the Central and Arctic Region. As of August 2015, she takes over from Mario Pelletier, who has been promoted to the position of Deputy Commissioner of Operations.
Before her arrival at the CCG, Ms. Gascon was Executive Director, Domestic Vessel Regulatory Oversight and Boating Safety at Transport Canada.
A graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College in 1998, Julie Gascon began her career with the federal public service as a navigation officer with the CCG, Pacific Region. As a navigation officer, she served on a number of commercial vessels to earn her Master Mariner certificate. In 2005, she joined Transport Canada, where she held several positions. Besides the position of Executive Director, which she held for three years, she was also Senior Marine Safety Inspector; Executive Director, Safety and Security Secretariat; and Director, Domestic Vessel Regulatory Oversight and Boating Safety.
Ms. Gascon holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Université de Montréal's School of Higher Commercial Studies, as well as a bachelor's degree in Nautical Sciences from University College of Cape Breton.
The Central and Arctic Region consists of:
- The provinces of Quebec and Ontario, the territory of Nunavut and the Arctic coast up to Alaska.
- An area of nearly 3,000,000 km2 of water bodies to protect.
- A head office in Montreal.
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