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Appointee Biographies

Mining And Lands Tribunal (Tribunals Ontario)


Maureen Helt is Vice-Chair (full-time) for the Licence Appeal Tribunal, and a former Senior Legal Counsel for the Ontario Energy Board. Her community involvement includes formerly serving as Chair for the Strategic Planning Committee of Woodgreen Community Services.


Karen Restoule currently serves as Associate Chair within Tribunals Ontario, responsible for the Ontario Parole Board and cross-appointed to other constituent tribunals. She previously served as Vice-Chair of the Licence Appeal Tribunal. She is lead for Indigenous Services and previously led SLASTD’s French Language Services. Prior to that, Karen was the Director of the Justice Sector at the Chiefs of Ontario where she led strategic policy efforts on justice and legal issues impacting First Nations across Ontario. She started her career working as a victim rights caseworker, then as a Gladue report writer, and later worked as a probation and parole officer. A graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa's French Common Law Program, Karen is a proponent of access to justice in both French and English languages across all regions in Ontario. She is actively involved in her community and sits on boards for number of non-profit organizations. Karen is a member of Dokis First Nation. She is fluent in both French and English.


Katie Osborne is Associate Chair of the Landlord and Tenant Board. She is a former Lawyer with Osborne Margo and a former Senior Legislative and Policy Analyst/Consultant with British Columbia Ministry of Health, Legislation and Professional Regulation Division. Ms. Osborne’s community involvement includes volunteering with Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre and as sponsor of scholarship and member of the scholarship review committee and serving as the co-Chair of the 2010 Spirit of Hope Benefit.


Linda Lamoureux, of Markham, was Chair of the Health Professions and Health Services Appeal and Review Board, the Ontario Hepatitis C Assistance Plan Review Committee and the Transitional Physician Audit Panel. Under her leadership, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board was the 2008 recipient of the Maytree Diversity in Governance Award, Public Governance Sector. Ms. Lamoureux is a graduate of Queen's University and the University of Windsor Law School and was called to the bar in 1981. An experienced senior executive, she has extensive experience in the areas of legal and regulatory compliance, ethics and governance. After a career in civil litigation, she served in a number of roles including Vice-President of a public corporation and Ethics Officer for a professional association. She is a frequent speaker on regulatory matters and administrative law. Ms. Lamoureux is a member of a number of professional associations and presently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators. She also serves as a member of the Administrative Tribunals Sub-Committee for the Canadian Institute of Administrative Justice and on the Access to Justice Committee for the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals.