Interim integrity commissioner appointed

The province says Charles Murray has been appointed as the interim integrity commissioner.

His appointment was effective New Year's Day and he will perform his duties in an acting capacity while an independent process selects a replacement for Alexandre Deschênes, who resigned and left the position on December 31.

The government says Leader of the Official Opposition Brian Gallant was consulted on the appointment.

The province says Murray was sworn in as Ombud of New Brunswick on July 3, 2013 for a seven-year term and will continue in this role as well as serving as acting integrity commissioner.

The Office of the Integrity Commissioner is an independent office of the legislative assembly, striving to encourage and sustain a culture of integrity and accountability.