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Appointee Biographies

Source Protection Committee


has over 20 years' experience as both a lawyer and lecturer. Mr. Hunt is a former partner with Sherwood, Hunt LLP, Barristers and Solicitors (1986- 2007), and an instructor at both Osgoode Hall Law Society of Upper Canada (1992-2004) and George Brown College (1988-1993). Mr. Hunt is a Certified Engineering Technician. He has been a Chair with the Source Protection Committee since 2007. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from the University of Western Ontario, and a law degree and Master of Business Administration degree from Dalhousie University. He has served as a Water Works Commissioner and Councillor for the Town of Port Hope.


is a retired Electrical Engineer and sessional instructor at the University of Windsor. He also has dedicated over 20 years to public service, first as a Councillor/Deputy Reeve/Deputy Mayor for Sandwich South, then as a Councillor in the Town of Tecumseh. Mr. Fuerth has chaired many organizations, including the Library Board, Community Health Committee, Police Service Selection Committee and Fire, Planning and Personnel Committees. He serves as Chair of the Source Protection Committee and on the board of Libro Credit Union. He has served as Chair of the Essex Region Conservation Authority, as Director for the Ontario Great Lakes Renewal Foundation and a member of the Tecumseh Police Service Board.


is a former Administrator, Clerk, Treasurer; Director of Planning for Town of Mattawa. His community involvement includes serving as a Volunteer for Mattawa Meals on Wheels, and a Mattawa and Area Age-friendly Steering Committee member for Mattawa Community Development Inc.


Bill Hodgson is a former Mayor/Regional Councilor for Town of Lincoln/Region of Niagara. His community involvement includes formerly serving as a board member for Albright Long-Term Care Facility.


Gerard Bilodeau is a mining consultant both nationally and internationally, Gerry brings a strong background with the planning, development, operation and management of mining projects. Recognized for building strong technical and operational teams through extensive knowledge and experience with environmental applications, regulations and guidelines associated with the mining industry. Recipient of numerous Safety and Mine Rescue awards. He is committed to working with the Sudbury Source Protection Committee, their stakeholders including the City of Greater Sudbury and the Province to ensure long term sustainability of our fresh / clean drinking water sources. Ensuring proactive programs and processes are in place will be key to his leadership as Chair of the SSPC.


is General Manger of the Sarnia-Lambton Environmental Association, appointed in 2006. The Association is an environmental co,operative of 19 refining, petrochemical and associated iindustries in Sarnia-Lambton. He began his career with the Ontalio Ministry of the Enviromnent in 1978 where he held positions in abatement and special projects. In 1988, Mr. Edwardson joined what is now Clean Harbors, where he held senior management positions at the staff and Dean holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo. He represents Sarnia area industry on several Boards and Committees focusing environmental and health issues.


has been a municipal representative, representing Owen Sound, Meaford, The Town of the Blue Mountains and Grey Highlands, on the Saugcen Valley, Grey. Sauble-Northern Bruce Peninsula Source Water Protection Committee since the committee was formed in 2007. He was a municipal councillor in Owen Sound for 17 years and an Owen Sound representative on Grey County Council for two years in 2002-2003. In 2000 he was chair of the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Board of Health during the Walkerton Water Crisis that eventually lead to the creation of the Source Water Protection Program He is currently a public member on the Owen Sound Police Services Board.


has served as a consultant for various law firms and organizations, looking into both environmental and health care issues. He is a former Investigator for the Ministry of the Environment and a former police constable for the Smiths Falls Police Service. Mr. Graham's community involvement includes serving as the Elected Town Councillor for the Separated Town of Smiths Falls, Chair of the Russ Beach-Smiths Falls-Montague Airport Commission, and Chair of the Child Development Centre Advisory Board.


Raymond Beauregard is a Field operations Supervisor for Census Canada. He is a former Mechanical Construction Administrator for MS Thompson Rosemount Engineering and former Draftsperson for HSP Engineering in Long Sault. Mr. Beauregard has been a member of Knights of Columbus for over 44 years, during which time he received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award for 40 years of continuous service as a Knight. He is the former President of Cornwall Township Lions Club, and a former President of Stormont Cattlemen Association. Mr. Beauregard has in the past served as Municipal Councillor in Cornwall Township, and Deputy Mayor on the South Stormont Council.


is a former Commissioner of Planning Services for City of Cambridge. Her community involvement includes formerly serving as a Chair for Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee, and a former Acting Chair for Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee.


is the Mayor of the Town of Innisfil, first elected to council in 1994. She has served as a board member of both the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority and the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority. Mayor Dollin spent two years as the President of the Association of Municipalities on Ontario and is currently the Past President. She has been involved in source water protection since 2007.


farms at Inverary, is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and is currently Chair of the Cataraqui Source Water Protection Committee. Previously, he worked on various contracts involving migratory bird issues, deer policies and led community consultations with the Metis Nation of Ontario as well as various First Nations. He is a former Chief of Enforcement for the Canadian Wildlife Service, Ontario Region and held various positions within the Ministry of Natural Resources from 1968 to 1993. Mr. Williamson is a provincial appointee to the Ontario Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission. He is a Director and Chair of SWITCH (a not-for-profit green support group), Director of the Frontenac Federation of Agriculture, and is a former member of the South Frontenac Police Services Board. Mr. Williamson is also a Director with the Frontenac Futures Community Development Corporation. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Fish and Wildlife Management from the University of Guelph.


has been an advocate for safe dependable public water supply in Ontario for the past 19 years. He sat as the President and currently is a Director of the Ontario Municipal Water Association. He was an expert witness at the Walkerton Inquiry Part 1 and wrote and edited submissions for Part II. Mr. Christie currently sits on a number of committees involved with drinking water regulation. He holds a Masters of Engineering degree in Environmental Engineering and has worked directly in the public water supply in Ontario since 1990. Prior to that time he served in the Canadian Forces and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.


is the Owner/Operator of L.A.K Business Services. Her community involvement includes serving as an Executive Member for Kakabeka Falls Legion, and an Executive Member and Treasurer for Rural 60 Plus Centre.


Matt Pearson's past and present involvement in many environmental activities, plus his education and professional training, are some of the important assets that he has brought to his assignment on the Source Protection Committee. He is a founding member and past Chair of the Board for the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation, a member and officer of the Ontario Professional Planner Institute, and a former member of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority Board, Huron County Water Coalition, and Friends of the Bayfield River.


Douglas Wright's career spans forty years in sustainable development and environmental policy and management. He has worked internationally and domestically in the public and private sectors, interacting with stakeholders in government, academia, business and NGO's. He is currently advising the Cambodian Ministry of the Environment through the United Nations Development Program on managing the pressures of rapid development and climate change on the nation's natural and heritage resources. Recently, at the Council of Canadian Academies in Ottawa he managed an expert panel assessment of the environmental implications of shale gas development for Canada. Prior to this, he was appointed the Director of the Environmental Innovations Branch of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. He has served as the Managing Director of the Centre of Excellence for Earth and Environmental Technologies in Ontario, as Director of Policy and Planning with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, and as Director of Programs for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America. This follows years as a founding and managing partner of RFI, an environmental policy consulting firm through which he led many domestic assignments, and overseas projects in Bangladesh, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Cambodia and Jamaica. His early career included positions with the federal government and the private sector. Mr. Wright holds a Bachelor and a Master of Environmental Studies/Geography from the University of Toronto.