Cabinet made 12 appointments at the deputy minister and assistant deputy minister rank in the second quarter of the 2013 calendar year (01 April to 30 June).
The information comes from cabinet orders (orders-in-council) needed to make these appointments and released by the provincial government via its website.
That’s consistent with the 15 appointments made between 01 January and 31 March.
If the pattern continues, the provincial government will make a record 60 such appointments by the end of the calendar year, bettering the previous record of 49 set in 2012.
This does not include recent changes in the Premier’s Office or cabinet secretariat.