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Lake Simcoe Science Committee

Ministry
Environment, Conservation and Parks
URL
https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-environment-conservation-parks
Address
C/O PROJECT MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR - BARRIE DISTRICT OFFICE, MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE, PLACE NOUVEAU , 5775 YONGE STREET, TORONTO ONTARIO M2M 4J1
TORONTO
M2M4J1
Phone
(416) 326-3961
Fax
(705) 739-6440
Background
Lake Simcoe Protection Act, 2008, S.O. 2008, c. 23, ss. 18(1) (opens a new window)
Function

 The Committee will:

1. Review the environmental conditions of the Lake Simcoe watershed and provide advice to the Minister with respect to (i) the ecological health of the Lake Simcoe watershed, ii) current significant threats and potential significant threats to the ecological health of the Lake Simcoe watershed, (iii) potential strategies to deal with the threats identified under subparagraph ii and (iv) the scientific research that needs to be pursued to support the implementation of the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan.

2. When requested by the Minister, provide advice with respect to (i) the design and implementation of monitoring programs to monitor whether the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan is meeting its objectives, (ii) whether a proposed amendment to the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan is consistent with the precautionary principle and, if not, whether the proposed amendment should be modified to achieve consistency, (iii) proposed amendments to the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan, (iv) proposed regulations under the Act and (v) proposed regulations under subsection 75(1.7) of the Ontario Water Resources Act.

Membership

The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints the members of the Lake Simcoe Science Committee after considering the recommendations of the Minister.

Term

Up to three years with possibility of extension.

Meetings
Approximately four meetings annually (including one joint meeting with the Lake Simcoe Coordinating Committee).
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 2 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) PETER DILLON
30-May-2019 - 29-May-2022
peterborough
2. Member (Part-Time) R. MARK PALMER, P. ENG.
20-Jun-2019 - 19-Jun-2022
collingwood
3. Member (Part-Time) BEN LONGSTAFF
28-Nov-2019 - 27-Nov-2022
newmarket
4. Member (Part-Time) JOELLE YOUNG
17-Jan-2020 - 16-Jan-2023
toronto
5. Member (Part-Time) ANNE NEARY
17-Aug-2020 - 16-Aug-2023
thornbury
6. Member (Part-Time) PAUL HARPLEY
27-Aug-2020 - 26-Aug-2023
pefferlaw
7. Member (Part-Time) BAHRAM GHARABAGHI
11-Mar-2021 - 10-Mar-2024
guelph
8. Member (Part-Time) LEWIS MOLOT
11-Mar-2021 - 10-Mar-2024
toronto
9. Member (Part-Time) ERIN DUNLOP
01-Apr-2021 - 31-Mar-2024
keene
10. Member (Part-Time) WILLIAM NAPIER
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2024
trent lakes