Environment and Climate Change

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Appointment Provisions

Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012

The Governor in Council appoints an officer to be the President of the Agency, to hold office during pleasure, who is, for the purposes of this Act, a deputy of the Minister.

The President is the Agency’s chief executive officer, and may exercise all of the Minister’s powers under this Act as authorized by the Minister.

Subject to subsection (5), in the event of the absence or incapacity of the President or a vacancy in that office, the Executive Vice-president acts as, and exercises the powers of, the President in the interim.

Subject to subsection (5), the Minister may appoint a person other than the Executive Vice-president to act as the President in the interim.

The Executive Vice-president, or a person appointed under subsection (4), must not act as the President for a period exceeding 90 days without the Governor in Council’s approval.

The Governor in Council may appoint an officer to be the Executive Vice-president of the Agency and to hold office during pleasure.

Remuneration

The President and the Executive Vice-president are to be paid any remuneration that the Governor in Council may fix.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
President
Hallman, Ronald Lionel
Kemptville, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2013-07-08

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Appointment Provisions

Historic Sites and Monuments Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/H-4/page-1.html#h-4

The Board shall consist of sixteen members as follows:
  • the Librarian and Archivist of Canada;
  • an officer of the Canadian Museum of History designated by the member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada who is designated by the Governor in Council under the Museums Act as the Minister responsible for that Museum;
  • an officer of the Parks Canada Agency designated by the Minister; and
  • one representative for each province or territory, to be appointed by the Governor in Council.
A member appointed by the GIC holds office during pleasure for a period not exceeding five years as may be fixed by the GIC and is eligible for reappointment.

The GIC shall designate one of the members to be the Chairman of the Board.

Quorum

Seven members.

Remuneration

Chairman and Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($300 - $350)

Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($160 - $250)
  • Members who are public servants serve without remuneration.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairman & Member
Alway, Richard M.
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-05-11
2023-01-10
Ex Officio Member (Librarian and Archivist of Canada)
Berthiaume, Guy
Ville Mont-Royal, Quebec
2014-06-23
Quebec
Member
Cohen, Yolande
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure
2017-11-22
2022-11-21
Alberta
Member
Zwicker, Donna Joy Alexander
Calgary, Alberta
During Pleasure
2015-06-18
2019-06-17
British Columbia
Member
Kalman, Harold D.
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2008-05-19
2018-05-18
Manitoba
Member
Wishart, Richard
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Pleasure
2015-05-28
2019-05-27
New Brunswick
Member
Sackett, Margot
St. Andrews, New Brunswick
During Pleasure
2014-06-13
2018-06-12
Newfoundland and Labrador
Member
Lewis-Simpson, Shannon
Harbour Main, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Pleasure
2017-06-18
2022-06-17
Nova Scotia
Member
Neatby, Nicole
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure
2017-06-15
2022-06-14
Northwest Territories
Member
Andrews, Thomas David
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
During Pleasure
2015-02-05
2018-02-04
Nunavut
Member
LeBlanc, Sylvie
Igloolik, Nunavut
During Pleasure
2017-06-15
2022-06-14
Prince Edward Island
Member
Holman, Harry
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
During Pleasure
2017-06-15
2022-06-14
Saskatchewan
Member
Miller, James R.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
During Pleasure
2014-01-30
2019-01-29
Yukon Territory
Member
Slobodin, Brent
Whitehorse, Yukon
During Pleasure
2017-11-22
2022-11-21

International Niagara Committee

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Mandate

The International Niagara Committee was set up by the governments of Canada and the United States by an exchange of notes during January 1955, in accordance with provisions of Article VII of the Niagara Treaty of 1950 between the two countries. The committee reports to Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development Canada and the State Department in the United States.

The primary functions of the committee are as follows:

  • to ascertain, determine, and record the amounts of water available for the purpose of the treaty;
  • to record the amounts of water taken from the Niagara River and Welland Ship Canal for hydro-electric power generation by both countries;
  • to ensure that the amount of water flowing over Niagara Falls meets the requirements specified in the treaty;
  • to investigate, explain, and report on the causes of any treaty violations;
  • to inspect the power plants to ensure accurate determination of water diversions.

Appointment Provisions

The Committee consists of 2 members:

  • one representative from Canada appointed by the Governor in Council
  • one representative from the United States (the Division Engineer with rank of Brig. General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers serves as the U.S. member).

Remuneration

Member

  • Not Paid (public servant)
  • Part of normal assigned responsibilities of position.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Member
Thompson, Aaron
Hamilton, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-03-01

Lake of the Woods Control Board

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Appointment Provisions

The Lake of the Woods Control Board Act, 1921
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/T-10.4/page-1.html

The Board is comprised of:
  • one member representing Canada, appointed by the Governor in Council during pleasure;
  • two members representing Ontario, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in Council during pleasure; and
  • one member representing Manitoba, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba in Council during pleasure.
Each member is required to be a duly qualified professional engineer.

Each appointing authority may appoint (and traditionally has appointed) an alternate member for each member appointed. The alternate member acts in the place of the member in his/her absence or if the post is vacant.

The 1925 Convention and Protocol requires that the Government of Canada appoint one member of the Canadian Lake of the Woods Control Board as its representative on the International Lake of the Woods Control Board.

Board members fulfill their duties on a part-time basis. Consequently the Board maintains a full-time Secretariat, an autonomous unit which reports to the Board but is based in Ottawa in the offices of the Inland Waters Directorate, Environment Canada.

Remuneration

Member For Canada

  • The 1958 Act provides for the appropriation of funds by the legislature to pay Board expenses, including remuneration, incurred for the purposes of the Act. In practice, federal appointees have always been employees of the Crown and no additional remuneration has been paid with respect to the appointment. Travel expenses have traditionally been provided for in the allotment made available to the appointee by the Department as part of the regular program.

Alternate Member

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Member
Faveri, Gail
Hamilton, Ontario
During Pleasure
2011-09-29
Alternate Member
Klyszejko, Erika
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2014-06-13

Parks Canada Agency

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Appointment Provisions

Parks Canada Agency Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/P-0.4/page-5.html#h-4

The GIC shall appoint an officer, to be called the Chief Executive Officer, to hold office during pleasure for a term of not more than five years, which term may be renewed for one or more further terms. The Chief Executive Officer has the rank and all the powers of a deputy head of a department.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chief Executive Officer or a vacancy in that office, the Minister may appoint any person to exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Chief Executive Officer, but no person may be so appointed for a term of more than ninety days without the approval of the GIC.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chief Executive Officer
Watson, Daniel
Edmonton, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2015-08-07
2020-08-06