After being summoned to the province to sort out child protection procedures in 1998 and join an inquiry team into sexual abuse at a boarding school in 2004, Osler has now been appointed as one of four commissioners - chairing them, no less - to run the South Eastern Education and Library Board. An inevitable elevation, really.
This follows the board's failure "to give effect to a resource allocation plan allowing it to live within its 2006-07 budget" - exotic stuff indeed.
Osler's will be a strong team steeped in the ways of "finance, governance and accountability", the official statement said. It had to be Osler.