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Source Protection Committee

Ministry
Environment, Conservation and Parks
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Background
Clean Water Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, c. 22, ss. 7(4) (opens a new window)
O. Reg. 288/07 (opens a new window)
Function

The Clean Water Act, 2006 includes provisions for the establishment of source protection committees, which are responsible for leading source protection planning in watersheds across the province. As set out in O. Reg. 288/07, a source protection committee is to be made up of representatives from watershed stakeholder groups (such as municipal, agriculture, landowners, industry, environmental non-government organizations) and members of the public at large and would work together with municipalities, conservation authorities, and provincial agencies. The regulation also provides an opportunity for up to three members to be appointed to represent the interests of First Nations communities within the watershed. Under the Act, each source protection committee led the preparation of three documents: (1) a terms of reference, (2) an assessment report, and (3) a source protection plan. These were prepared by the committees following the Act, its regulations, Director's rules (in respect of assessment reports), and guidance material created by the Ministry, while working collaboratively with municipalities and source protection authorities.

Membership

The Minister appoints one chair for each committee as set out in ss. 7(4) of the Clean Water Act, 2006, after considering any recommendations from the source protection authority (or from the lead source protection authority if the committee is established for a region).

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
Since the submission of the proposed terms of reference for each committee, meeting schedules have been determined by the chair in consultation with the source protection authority and occur on an as-needed basis.
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) BILL HODGSON
20-Dec-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
vineland station
2. Chair (Part-Time) DEAN EDWARDSON
04-Sep-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
sarnia
3. Chair (Part-Time) DOUGLAS WRIGHT
20-Aug-2020 - 19-Aug-2022
toronto
4. Chair (Part-Time) GEORGE PIRIE
23-Sep-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
connaught
5. Chair (Part-Time) GERARD (GERRY) BILODEAU
16-Dec-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
alban
6. Chair (Part-Time) JAMES HUNT
11-Sep-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
port hope
7. Chair (Part-Time) JOHN WILLIAMSON
04-Sep-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
inverary
8. Chair (Part-Time) KENNETH GRAHAM
04-Sep-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
addison
9. Chair (Part-Time) LUCY KLOOSTERHUIS
23-Sep-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
kakabeka falls
10. Chair (Part-Time) LYNN DOLLIN
04-Sep-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
cookstown
11. Chair (Part-Time) MATTHEW PEARSON
20-Aug-2020 - 19-Aug-2022
brights grove
12. Chair (Part-Time) MAX CHRISTIE
04-Sep-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
napanee
13. Chair (Part-Time) RAYMOND BEAUREGARD
04-Sep-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
st andrews west
14. Chair (Part-Time) ROBERT EDMONDSON
20-Aug-2020 - 19-Aug-2022
burlington
15. Chair (Part-Time) TOM FUERTH
11-Sep-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
maidstone
16. Chair (Part-Time) TRACEY COOKE
11-Sep-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
thessalon
17. Chair (Part-Time) WAYNE BELTER
11-Sep-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
mattawa
18. Chair (Part-Time) WENDY WRIGHT-CASCADEN
04-Sep-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
waterloo
19. Chair (Part-Time) WILLIAM TWADDLE
04-Sep-2019 - 19-Aug-2022
owen sound