Longtime clean energy analyst Zoë Caron is leaving her position as advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office to become chief of staff to Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr.
“It has been an incredible honour to work with the team in the Office of the Prime Minister,” Caron wrote Wednesday, in a Facebook post picked up by the National Observer. “The past 18 months have flown by, with carbon pricing, a climate change plan, an oceans protection plan, Arctic leadership, and charging ahead on modernizing Canada’s energy and environment laws.”
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“Next up: Putting into practice what it means for the environment and the economy to go hand in hand,” she added. “From a Canadian Energy Strategy to modernizing the National Energy Board to real action on climate change, better is always possible. I have big heels to fill and a stellar team to join. Onward.”
Caron previously worked at Clean Energy Canada, before that at WWF-Canada, and co-authored Climate Change for Dummies with Green Party leader Elizabeth May. She replaces Janet Annesley, a former executive with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, who resigned as chief of staff early this month