Lake Winnipeg Regulation -- Manitoba Hydro
On July 5, 2011, the Minister of Conservation at the request of the Minister of Water Stewardship, has asked the Clean Environment Commission to conduct a review regarding the licensing of regulation of Lake Winnipeg under The Water Power Act.
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Edwin Yee is a retired environmental consultant with 30 years experience in regulatory management of toxic chemicals, hazardous waste and contaminated sites. Mr. Yee has participated in the development of national and international guidelines and standards for soil quality and petroleum hydrocarbons and provided guidance to the Abandoned Mines Advisory Committee.
Ken Wait has experience as a health safety and environmental protection professional and has worked with Manitoba Rolling Mills, Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Labour, Manitoba Environment and Inco Ltd. in Thompson.
Terry Sargeant has been the full-time Chair of the Clean Environment Commission since January 2004. Prior to that, he was the Chief Appeal Commissioner of the Workers Compensation Appeal Commission for three and a half years.
In 1996, following almost twenty years of government service, with the House of Commons and the governments of Manitoba, Yukon and British Columbia, Terry enrolled in the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1999. Following a year of articling with the Public Interest Law Centre, he was called to the Manitoba Bar in June 2000.
In other activities, he is the President of the Board of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba and Vice-Chair of the Board of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals.
Jim Shaw served as in-house counsel to Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation from 1977 to his retirement in 2008, appearing on numerous motions, pre-trial conferences, mediations and trials, as well as acting for MPIC in appeals before the Automobile Injury Compensation Appeal Commission. He also served as Director of the Legal Department and Internal Review Office during the last five years of his career, having responsibility for all aspects their day-to-day operations. Previously, he had been in private practice, handling wills and estates, civil and criminal litigation, real estate transactions and corporate/commercial matters.
Muriel Smith served as the MLA for Osborne from 1981 to 1988 at the same time as being the Minister for Economic Development and Tourism, Community Services and Corrections, The Status of Women and finally for Labour & Housing. In 1990, she became an instructor at the Winnipeg Education Centre for social work and in 1998 an instructor at the University of Winnipeg in political science. Her expertise is complimented with over 60 years of volunteer work on various boards and commissions including the United Nations, Canadian Institute of International Affairs and the National Council of Women, to only name a few. She is still actively involved with local community volunteer programs.
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