The new chair of the Public Utilities Board (PUB) will be Régis Gosselin, Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs Minister Jim Rondeau, minister responsible for the PUB, announced today.
“I’m pleased that Mr. Gosselin has accepted the position of chair of the PUB,” Rondeau said. “He will bring a wealth of experience in business and community work to the job.”
Fluently bilingual, Gosselin is the former director of corporate services for the Canadian Grain Commission. He has worked for the Fédération des Caisses Populaires and also Entreprise
Saint-Boniface, a community economic development organization.
He is a past chair of the Société d'assurances dépôts des caisses populaires du Manitoba, Caisse populaire de Saint-Boniface and Centre Youville. Prior to becoming chair, Gosselin had been a member of the board of the PUB since July 2011.
Gosselin has a BA, MBA and is a certified general accountant. He begins his appointment immediately, replacing Graham Lane, who retired as chair on March 31. Lane will act as a special advisor to the new chair.
Rondeau thanked Lane for the hard work and dedication he showed while chairing the PUB.
The Public Utilities Board regulates the rates charged by Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Public Insurance, all water and sewer utilities outside Winnipeg, and natural gas and propane utilities. Among other things, it is also charged with ensuring that gas and propane are distributed safely to Manitoba consumers.