Canada. Public Works Canada. Atlantic Region : The Atlantic Region includes the Maritime Provinces and Newfoundland. Its head office is in Halifax but has also included district offices in Charlottetown, Moncton, Saint John, Cornerbrook, Rocky Harbour, St. John's, Goose Bay, and Amherst. Starting in 1967, the management of regional operations became decentralized and the department reorganized into six regional offices that would have greater autonomy over the management of projects. One of the central principles behind the organization of the department was "a conviction of the need to decentralize operations as much as possible, while providing for the required centralized planning and control." The six regional directors-general report directly to the Deputy Minister through the Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations and have equivalent organizational status as the heads of the functional divisions at headquarters. The regional directors-general are responsible for managing departmental operations and directing ongoing operations in the regions.