John MacQuarrie retiring from public service
John MacQuarrie, P.E.I.’s deputy minister of transportation, infrastructure and energy, is retiring from public service. Premier Wade MacLauchlan recognized MacQuarrie’s contributions to Prince Edward Island and the significant advancements achieved under his leadership. MacQuarrie worked with the provincial civil service for 34 years, including 16 years as a deputy minister. He is retiring from the public service to pursue new opportunities in the private sector effective June 30.
Darren Chaisson has accepted the position as acting deputy minister.
With nearly 20 years of experience in the department, Chaisson has a keen understanding of the importance Islanders place on safe and strategic infrastructure, including roads, community water and wastewater systems, and clean energy. Islanders would recognize him in his most recent role as the director of highway maintenance.