Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Maria Tassou gets plentiful jobs

Lawyer Maria Tassou from Maple, Ont., has been appointed vice-chair of the Animal Care Review Board, but it’s only one of about a dozen cabinet appointments she has recently been given to a broad range of advisory boards and tribunals.

Her most prominent and lucrative appointment is chair of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board where last year she was paid just short of $180,000.

Other recent appointments to agriculture-related positions are:

Harriet Lewis of Toronto joins Tassou on the Animal Care Review Board, but both were appointed only to the end of this year.

Appointed to the Species At Risk Advisory Board are Brian Gilvesy of Tillsonburg, Joe Vaccaro of Toronto, Lynette Mader of Barrie and Paul Norris of Indian River, all for three-year terms.

Brandi Neil of Orangeville to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal for two years.