Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ontario makes appointments

The Ontario government posted website information today about a large number of appointments to various boards and commissions, including many related to farming.

John Core, former chief executive officer of the Canadian Dairy Commission and president of Core Brothers dairy farm, has been appointed a director of Agricorp.

Maureen Janisse, who farms in the Windsor area, Brenda Lammen of Spearit Farms asparagus growing and Arnold Strub, former chief executive officer of Strub Bros. Limited pickle-processing company have all been appointed to the OMAFRA Appeals Tribunal.

Marie Fortier, a deputy judge in small claims court in Ottawa, and Bradley Miller, an associate professor at the University of Western Ontario’s law school, have been appointed to the Animal Care Review Board. It has been active recently dealing with farmers’ complaints about enforcement actions by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Fortier and Miller have also been appointed to the Fire and Safety Commission which has been dealing with farmers’ complaints that local fire departments are too stringent in forbidding gatherings, such as wedding parties, in barns.

Alison Robertson, program manager for the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, has been appointed a director at the Ontario Food Terminal.

Daniel Nelson, a Toronto lawyer and teacher at George Brown College, has been appointed to the Conservation Review Board.

Laurie Marie-Edith Bruce, a professional planner in Toronto, Marlene Cashin, a  client services representative with Legal Aid Ontario in Toronto, and Frank Philcox, lead lawyer for the Children’s Aid Society of Windsor-Essex, have been appointed to the Environmental Review Tribunal.