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Big Game Management Advisory Committee

Ministry
Natural Resources And Forestry
Address
300 Water Street, 5th Floor North Tower, P.O. Box 7000
Peterborough
K9J8M5
Phone
wildlifepolicy@ontario.ca
Fax
705-755-2901
Background
Ministry of Natural Resources Act, RSO 1990, C. M.31, S. 13, O.C. 219/2019; O.C. 220/2019. (opens a new window)
Function

The committee’s function is: to provide advice to the Minister respecting policy and programs related to the management of species of big game in Ontario; to review and recommend changes to the allocation of hunting opportunities for big game as may be requested by the Minister; and to provide advice on such other matters as may be requested by the Minister.

Membership

The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints up to 10 members, including the chair. The membership of BGMAC will be comprised of representatives from across Ontario with demonstrated knowledge and relevant experiences and interests to meet the mandate. This could include members who represent or have knowledge related to Ontario resident hunting, the tourism sector, big game science and conservation.

Term

The members of the committee may be appointed for a term of up to three years and are eligible for reappointment. Subsequent re-appointments will be for a term of up to three years.

Meetings
The committee meets in person approximately three times per year, with additional conference call meetings as required.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 1 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) JOHN KAPLANIS
25-Mar-2021 - 24-Mar-2024
thunder bay
2. Member (Part-Time) ELFORD WIENS
25-Mar-2021 - 24-Mar-2023
thunder bay
3. Member (Part-Time) GARY COUILLARD
25-Mar-2021 - 24-Mar-2023
matheson
4. Member (Part-Time) GLENN RIVARD
25-Mar-2021 - 24-Mar-2023
murillo
5. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT GARSON
06-May-2021 - 05-May-2023
sault ste. marie
6. Member (Part-Time) FERN DUQUETTE
04-Apr-2021 - 03-Mar-2024
atikokan
7. Member (Part-Time) E. ALLAN HYDE
25-Mar-2021 - 24-Mar-2024
pembroke
8. Member (Part-Time) KEITH MUNRO
25-Mar-2021 - 24-Mar-2024
peterborough