Natural Resources

Alberta - British Columbia Boundary Commission

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 Natural Resources

Appointment Provisions

Alberta - British Columbia  Boundary Commission

The Commission consists of the Surveyor General and two other commissioners appointed by, respectively, the Lieutenant Governor in Council of the Province of Alberta under the Alberta-British Columbia Boundary Act, 1974 (Alberta) and the Lieutenant Governor in Council of the Province of British Columbia under the British Columbia-Alberta Boundary Act (British Columbia).

Remuneration

Commissioner

  • Not Paid (public servant)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Commissioner for Canada (Surveyor General)
Sullivan, Peter John
Edmonton, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2008-05-09

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

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.


Crown Corporation (FAA, Sched. III, Part I)

Minister Responsible

Minister of Natural Resources

Mandate

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) is a fully integrated nuclear technology and services company providing services to nuclear facilities worldwide. Its employees are dedicated to delivering leading edge nuclear services, research and development support, design and engineering, construction management, specialized technology and waste management and decommissioning in support of the CANDU reactor products.

Head Office

Chalk River, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Financial Administration Act

The Board is composed of:

  • a President appointed by the GIC to hold office during pleasure for such term as the GIC considers appropriate;
  • a Chairman appointed by the GIC to hold office during pleasure for such term as the GIC considers appropriate;
  • a minimum of five directors and a maximum of seven, appointed by the Minister, with GIC approval, to hold office during pleasure, for such term, not exceeding four years, as will ensure, as far as possible, the expiration in any one year of the terms of office of not more than one-half of the directors.

All directors are eligible for reappointment at expiry of term.

The majority of directors are not to be officers or employees of the Corporation or any of its affiliates.

If a director is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the term of an incumbent director, other than an officer-director, the incumbent director continues in office until a successor is appointed.

Consultation

The Financial Administration Act requires that before an officer-director of a parent Crown corporation is appointed, the Minister shall consult the Board of Directors of the Corporation with respect to the appointment.

Quorum

Three directors (By-Law No. 07-001).

Auditor

The auditor of a Crown Corporation shall be appointed annually by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the Board of Directors of the corporation, and may be removed at any time by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the Board.

The Auditor General of Canada shall be appointed by the Governor in Council as the auditor, or a joint auditor, of each Crown Corporation, unless the Auditor General waives the requirement of being so appointed.

An auditor of a Crown Corporation is eligible for reappointment on the expiration of the auditor’s appointment.

If an auditor of a Crown Corporation is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the appointment of an incumbent auditor, the incumbent auditor continues in office until a successor is appointed.

A person is disqualified from being appointed or re-appointed or continuing as an auditor of the corporation if that person is not independent of the corporation, any of its affiliates, or the directors or officers of the corporation or any of its affiliates. Expenses reimbursed in accordance with policies and procedures of the Corporation.

Remuneration

Chairman

  • Fixed by GiC:
    recommended per diem ($470 - $555)
  • Annual ($12,200 - $14,300)
  • Expenses reimbursed in accordance with policies and procedures of the Corporation.

Director

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($470 - $555)
  • Position; annual ($6,100 - $7,200)
  • The directors who serve as chairpersons of a committee of the Board of Directors receive a further annual retainer within the range ($1,000 - $2,000).

    Reasonable travel expenses. Expenses reimbursed in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Corporation.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Sexton, Richard
Petawawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-02-17
2018-02-16
Chairperson
Lajeunesse, Claude
Magog, Quebec
During Pleasure
2016-08-23
2019-06-06
Directors
Abela, Carmen
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-06-21
2020-06-20
Burpee, James
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-06-21
2020-06-20
Jennings, Philip
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-06-21
2019-06-20
Tory, Martha
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2016-10-05
2020-10-04

Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum 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 Natural Resources

Mandate

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board manages the petroleum resources in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore area on behalf of the governments of Canada, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The Board’s authority is derived from legislation implementing the 1985 Atlantic Accord between the two governments.

Appointment Provisions

Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-7.5/page-3.html#h-7

The Board consists of seven members. The Chairman of the Board is a joint appointment by the Federal and Provincial governments. Three members are appointed by the Federal government and three by the Provincial government. One or two members of the Board may be designated Vice-Chairmen by a joint designation by the Federal and Provincial governments. Each government may appoint one alternate member to act as a member of the Board in absence of any of the members of the Board appointed by that government. Any member or alternate member may be appointed by both the federal and provincial governments. No member of the Board shall be a federal public servant or a provincial civil servant during his or her term of office.

The Chairman and members of the Board shall be appointed for terms of six years during good behaviour but may be removed for cause by the nominating government. The Chairman or a member is eligible for reappointment.

Where both the Federal and the Provincial Governments appoint the Chairman of the Board, the Chairman is the chief executive officer. In all other cases, subject to the approval of both governments, the chief executive officer is appointed by the Board by means of an open competition.

During any absence or incapacity of the Chairman or vacancy in the office of Chairman, the Board shall designate a member to act as Chairman of the Board and that person, while acting as Chairman, has and may exercise all the powers and perform all of the duties and functions of the Chairman.

In the event that both governments fail to agree on the appointment of the Chairman, the Chairman shall be selected by a panel comprising three members, of which one member is appointed by each government and appointment shall take place within sixty days after the appointment of the Chairman of the panel.

Eligibility/Conflicts

No member of the Board shall, during the term of office of that member on the Board, be employed in the Public Service of Canada or be a civil servant in the Province. Members of the Board, including the Chairman, and the Chief Executive Officer shall be subject to conflict of interest guidelines established jointly by the Federal Minister and Provincial Minister and are not subject to any conflict of interest guidelines established by the Federal Government.

Quorum

Four members constitute a quorum of the Board.

Remuneration

Member

  • Fixed by Federal and Provincial governments
  • The applicable per diem range for the current members is $200 - $300. The applicable annual retainer for the current members is $3,600 - $5,000.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Tessier, Scott
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-02-25
2019-02-24
Vice-Chairman and Member (Provincial)
Williams, Ed
St.John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-02-25
2019-02-24
Members
Cicnjak-Chubbs, Lidija
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Good Behaviour
2013-06-06
2019-06-05
Hickman, Cynthia
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Good Behaviour
2013-06-06
2019-06-05
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies: 1

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum 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 Natural Resources

Mandate

The Board is the independent joint agency of the Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia responsible for the regulation of petroleum activities in the Nova Scotia Offshore Area, including: the health and safety for offshore workers, protection of the environment during offshore petroleum activities, management and conservation of offshore petroleum resources, compliance with the provisions of the Accord Acts that deal with Canada-Nova Scotia employment and industrial benefits, issuance of licences for offshore exploration and development, and resource evaluation, data collection, curation and distribution.

Head Office

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Appointment Provisions

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-7.8/page-3.html#h-8

The Board shall consist of five members. Two members of the Board are to be appointed by the Federal Government, two by the Provincial Government and the Chairman of the Board is to be appointed by both the Federal Government and the Provincial Government.

Each government may appoint one alternate member to act as a member of the Board in the absence or incapacity of any of the members of the Board appointed by that government.

Notwithstanding the above, any member or alternate member may be appointed by both the Federal Government and the Provincial Government.

Not more than two members of the Board may be public servants and of those two members, not more than one may be appointed by each government. The Chairman of the Board shall not be a public servant.

The Chairman shall be appointed for a term of six years to hold office during good behaviour but may be removed for cause. The Chairman is eligible for reappointment.

The two members (other than the Chairman) to be appointed by each government, are appointed for a term of six years. The members are also eligible for reappointment.

Any member who is not a public servant holds office during good behaviour, but may be removed for cause. Any member who is a public servant holds office during pleasure.

Eligibility/Conflicts

All members of the Board shall be subject to conflict of interest guidelines established jointly by the Federal Minister and Provincial Minister and are not subject to any conflict of interest guidelines established by the Federal Government. Not more than two members of the Board may, during the term of office of those members on the Board, be public servants and of those two members, not more than one may be appointed by each government. The Chairman of the Board shall not, during the term of office as Chairman, be a public servant.

Consultation

The two governments shall agree on the selection of the Chairman, and, at times, the selection of members.

Quorum

Three members of the Board constitute a quorum of the Board. Where, in the absence of unanimous agreement, a vote is required to be taken in respect of a decision of the Board, the decision shall be made on the basis of a majority vote of the members of the Board.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by Federal and Provincial governments

Member

  • Fixed by Federal and Provincial governments
  • Salary and terms and conditions of the appointment of the Chairman and the members are jointly fixed by an order of the Federal Government and Provincial Government according to a prior agreement between them.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chief Executive Officer
Pinks, Stuart
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2009-01-14
Chairperson
MacLeod, Roderick Keith
Calgary, Alberta
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-08-17
2021-08-16
Members (Federal)
Bryson, Corrina
Canmore, Alberta
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-21
2023-06-20
Pike, Barbara
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-21
2023-06-20
Alternate Member (Federal)
Gregory, Douglas
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
2014-03-06
2020-03-05

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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 Natural Resources

Mandate

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is an independent regulatory agency and administrative tribunal, and has jurisdiction over all nuclear-related activities and substances in Canada.

The Commission is responsible regulating nuclear activities to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment, and to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, the CNSC achieves its mission by:
  • regulating the development, production and use of nuclear energy and substances, as well as the possession, use and transportation of nuclear substances;

  • implementing measures to meet international and domestic controls on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear explosive devices; and

  • providing objective scientific technical and regulatory information about the activities of the CNSC.

Appointment Provisions

Nuclear Safety and Control Act

The Commission consists of not more than seven permanent members to be appointed by the GIC.

The GIC shall designate one of the permanent members to hold office as President. The President is a full-time member of the Commission and the other members may be appointed as full-time or part-time members.

Each permanent member holds office during good behaviour for a term not exceeding five years and may be removed at any time by the GIC for cause.

The GIC may appoint temporary members of the Commission whenever, in the opinion of the GIC, it is necessary to do so. Each temporary member holds office during good behaviour for a term not exceeding three years.

A member is eligible to be re-appointed to the Commission in the same or another capacity.

A member shall not, directly or indirectly, engage in any activity, have any interest in a business or accept or engage in any office or employment that is inconsistent with the member's duties.

A member who becomes aware that the member is in a conflict of interest contrary to the above shall, within one hundred and twenty days, terminate the conflict or resign from the Commission.

If the President is absent or incapacitated or if the office of President is vacant, such other member as may be designated by the Commission has all the powers and functions of the President during the absence, incapacity or vacancy, but no person may so act for a period exceeding ninety days without the approval of the GIC.

Remuneration

Permanent Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($715 - $840)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
President and Permanent Member
Binder, Michael
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2008-01-15
2018-05-08
Interim Permanent Members
Demeter, Sandor Jean
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-02-17
2018-02-16
Permanent Members
McEwan, Alexander (Sandy)
Edmonton, Alberta
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-03-07
2018-03-06
Interim Permanent Members
Seeley, Rob
Fernie, British Columbia
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-02-17
2018-02-16
Soliman, Soliman A.
Mississauga, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-02-17
2018-02-16
Permanent Members
2 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 2

Energy Supplies Allocation 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 Natural Resources

Mandate

Subject to this Act and any directions to the Board issued by the Governor in Council under the authority of this Act, the Board may exercise such powers and shall perform such duties as may be conferred or imposed on it under this Act; and during any period in which the Board is not required to administer any mandatory allocation program or rationing program under this Act, it shall prepare, review and maintain contingency plans in readiness to exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be conferred or imposed on it pursuant to this Act.

Appointment Provisions

Energy Supplies Emergency Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/E-9/page-2.html#h-3

The Board consists of a chairperson and not more six other members. The Deputy Minister of Natural Resources is the Chairperson of the Board. The other members of the Board are appointed by the GIC to hold office during pleasure.

One of the members of the Board may be designated by the Governor in Council to be Vice-Chairperson in the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson may exercise all the powers and functions of the Chairman.

Of the six Board members, one is selected, by tradition, from each of the five petroleum supply regions in Canada.

Remuneration

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

  • Plus reasonable travel and living expenses incurred in the course of their duties while absent from their ordinary places of residence.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Ex-Officio Chairperson (Deputy Minister of Natural Resources)
Tremblay, Christyne
Québec, Quebec
During Pleasure
2016-08-01

National Energy 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 Natural Resources

Appointment Provisions

National Energy Board Act

The Board consists of not more than nine members to be appointed by the Governor in Council. Each member of the Board shall be appointed to hold office during good behaviour for a period of seven years, but may be removed at any time by the Governor in Council on address of the Senate and House of Commons. A member is eligible to be re-appointed to hold office during good behaviour for any term of seven years or less.

The Governor in Council shall designate one of the members to be Chairperson of the Board and another of the members to be Vice-Chairperson of the Board.

If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or if the office is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson has all the powers and functions of the Chairperson. The Board may authorize one or more of its members to act as Chairperson for the time being in the event that the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson are absent or unable to act or if the offices are vacant.

A person is not eligible to be appointed or to continue as a member of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act or is, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, engaged in the business of producing, selling, buying, transmitting, exporting, importing or otherwise dealing in hydrocarbons or electricity or holds any bond, debenture or other security of a corporation engaged in any such business.

The Governor in Council may appoint temporary members of the Board on such terms and conditions as the Governor in Council may prescribe and any temporary member so appointed shall carry out such duties as may be assigned to that member by the Chairperson of the Board. A temporary member shall not, during his term of office, accept or hold any office or employment inconsistent with the member's duties under the Act.

A person who resigns or otherwise ceases to hold office as a member may, if authorized to do so by the Chairperson and on any terms and conditions that the Chairperson prescribes, continue to inquire into, hear and conclude any proceeding to which that person was assigned while that person was a member and the person shall for that purpose be considered to continue to be a member.

The Governor in Council may appoint and fix the remuneration of experts or persons having technical or special knowledge to assist the Board in any matter in an advisory capacity.

Quorum

Three members.

Auditor

The Auditor General is the auditor of the Board pursuant to section 11 of the Auditor General Act.

Remuneration

Temporary Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($875 - $1,025)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson and Member
Watson, Peter
Sherwood Park, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-08-18
2021-08-17
Vice-Chairperson and Member
Mercier, Lyne
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-06-13
2022-12-16
Members
Chaulk, Keith
Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-11-23
2022-11-22
Davies, Philip H.
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-01-07
2020-01-06
George, Roland
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2006-08-08
2020-08-07
Kelly, Steven
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-10-13
2022-10-12
Lytle, Murray
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-07-06
2022-07-05
Parrish, Shane
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-08-06
2020-08-05
1 Vacant Position
Temporary Members
Ballem, James
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-05-31
2018-05-30
Côté, Damien
Montréal, Quebec
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-10-19
2018-10-18
Durelle, Ronald
Maquapit Lake, New Brunswick
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-10-19
2018-10-18
Ferguson, Don
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-12-07
2018-12-06
Gauthier, Jacques
Montréal, Quebec
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-12-13
2018-12-12
Hamilton, David
Sidney, British Columbia
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2004-10-18
2018-06-30
Jacknife, Wilma M.
Cold Lake, Alberta
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-10-19
2018-10-18
Jolicoeur, Alain
Ottawa, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-10-19
2018-10-18
Malo, Carole M.
Toronto, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-12-07
2018-12-06
Paquin, Marc
Montréal, Quebec
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-12-07
2018-12-06
Scott, Alison
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-05-03
2018-05-02
Total vacancies: 1

Northern Pipeline 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 Natural Resources

Mandate

The Agency's mandate is twofold. It is required to carry out federal responsibilities in relation to the pipeline and facilitate the efficient and expeditious planning and construction of the pipeline taking into account local and regional interests, in particular those of native people. It is also responsible for maximizing the social and economic benefits from the construction and operation of the pipeline while at the same time minimizing any adverse effect on the social and environmental conditions of the areas most directly affected by the pipeline.

Appointment Provisions

Northern Pipeline Act

The Governor in Council may appoint an officer to be called the Commissioner of the Agency to be the deputy of the Minister and the Commissioner shall rank as and have all the powers of a deputy head of a department.

The Deputy Minister of Natural Resources is, ex officio, the Commissioner of the agency.

The Governor in Council may, by order,

  1. appoint an officer to be called the Administrator of the Agency; or
  2. designate one of the members of the Board to be the Administrator of the Agency.

Where the Governor in Council does not designate a member of the Board to be the Administrator, he may, by order, designate one of the members of the Board to be a deputy to the Administrator.

Provision exists for appointment of an acting Commissioner or Administrator in the event of their absence or incapacity or if their office is vacant.

Remuneration

Ex-Offio Commissioner (Deputy Minister Of Natural Resources)

  • Not Paid (public servant)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Ex-officio Commissioner (Deputy Minister of Natural Resources)
Tremblay, Christyne
Québec, Quebec
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-08-01

Northern Pipeline Agency - Federal-Provincial Consultative Council

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 Natural Resources

Appointment Provisions

Northern Pipeline Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/N-26/page-5.html#docCont

The Council consists of the Commissioner of the Northern Pipeline Agency and a representative of the Yukon Territory appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Commissioner in Council of the Yukon Territory; and one representative of each of the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta nominated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council of each of those provinces.

The Council may establish committees of the Council to advise it on such matters relating to the objects set out in the Northern Pipeline Act as the Council refers to those committees.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Ex Officio Member (Commissioner of the Northern Pipeline Agency)
Tremblay, Christyne
Québec, Quebec
2016-08-01

Permanent Engineering 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 Natural Resources

Mandate

The Board was established by paragraph (1) of Article XV of the Treaty between Canada and the United States of America relating to the co-operative development of the water resources of the Columbia River basin, signed in Washington on the 17th day of January 1961.

The Permanent Engineering Board was established to handle tasks such as assembling flow records, assisting in settling differences that may arise between the Entities, and creating annual reports of the results being achieved.

Appointment Provisions

The Board consists of four members, two to be appointed by Canada and two to be appointed by the United States of America. The two Canadian members are appointed by the GiC.

Remuneration

Member

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Members
Newton, Tim
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2003-10-07
O'Dea, Niall R.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-02-05