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ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW TRIBUNAL (ENVIRONMENT AND LAND TRIBUNALS ONTARIO)


CARTER-WHITNEY, MAUREEN
Maureen Carter-Whitney is a part-time member of the Environmental Review Board and a full-time member of the Ontario Municipal Board. She is a lawyer who formerly worked as Research Director for the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy, a Legal Analyst for the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, and a course instructor in environmental law at Ryerson University. Ms. Carter-Whitney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.


VALIANTE, MARCIA
Marcia Valiante is a part-time member of the Environmental Review Tribunal and the Ontario Municipal Board. Previously, she was a Professor of Law at the University of Windsor. Her community involvement has included serving as Chair of the Detroit River Canadian Clean Up, and as a member of the International Joint Commission, Science Advisory Board. Ms. Valiante holds a Bachelor of Laws from York University and a Master of Laws from Queen's University.


DUNCAN, JUSTIN
Justin Duncan has been a member of the Ontario Municipal Board since 2016 and the Environmental Review Board since 2014. Prior to his appointments, he worked for 12 years as a lawyer advocating on public interest environmental, natural resource, and planning issues. Mr. Duncan's community involvement includes being a member of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators, and a member of the Sustainability Network. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen's University.


SCHILLER, SUSAN DE AVELLAR
Susan de Avellar Schiller is a professional mediator and a registered professional planner. She holds a Certificate in Mediation from Stitt, Field, Handy, Houston ADR Ltd. and a Certificate in Advanced Mediation from the Conflict Consensus Institute. She served on the National Leadership Council of the Environment and Public Policy section of the Association for Conflict Resolution and is the past President of the Simcoe Chapter of Lambda Alpha International Honorary Land Economics Society.


WILKINS, HUGH
Hugh Wilkins, a Member of the Environmental Review Tribunal, is a lawyer who has specialized in administrative, environmental and international law and policy, acting as counsel and advisor to business, civil society and government. He practiced law at Morris/Rose/Ledgett LLP and Ecojustice Canada and is a former adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He is also the former managing editor of the Review of European and Comparative International Environmental Law. He holds Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws degrees from Queen's University and a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics.

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JACKSON, HELEN
Prior to her appointment to the Ontario Municipal Board in 2011, Helen Jackson practiced as a Geologist and a Hydrogeologist in the private sector. Her work included technical and management roles on a wide range of multidisciplinary projects for the natural resources sector, waste management and infrastructure projects. She was a member of the Assessment, Risk, Remediation and Environmental Consulting Group at SNC-Lavalin Inc. for many years. Ms. Jackson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (resigned as a member in good standing).

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MORRIS, WARREN
Warren Morris has been an adjudicator at the Assessment Review Board since 2012. He is self-employed as a mediator, arbitrator, and alternative dispute resolution consultant. He is also a mortgage broker and private mortgage lender/investor at Ontario Wealth Management Corporation and Tanowa Investments Inc. His community involvement has included serving as Chair of Human Resources and Nominations Committee at the Danforth Jewish Circle and Chair of the Complaints Committee and Privacy Policy Committee at the ADR Institute of Ontario. Mr. Morris has a Master of Law from York University and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Western Ontario, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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REMPE, GRAHAM
GRAHAM REMPE graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1984, and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1986. He was certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in environmental law in 1997. Graham practiced with Metro Toronto, then the amalgamated City of Toronto, from 1988 to 2017 in the areas of environmental and municipal law. He has appeared as counsel before various courts and administrative tribunals on a broad range of environmental issues. Graham has taught environmental law to lawyers and non-lawyers and is a former President and Director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association.

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KRAFT SLOAN, KAREN
Karen Kraft Sloan has over 30 years' experience in government and the private sector, and has served Canada as both a diplomat and a Member of Parliament. She was the elected Vice-Chair of the parliamentary committee on environment and sustainable development and was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment. After leaving public life, she founded a consulting firm which helps organizations achieve their sustainability aspirations. Ms. Kraft Sloan chairs NSERC-CANPOLIN, a national research program investigating the state of pollinators and pollination.

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BRUCE, LAURIE
Laurie Bruce is a Registered Professional Planner. She has worked as an environmental planning consultant since 1989, providing consulting services for the non-profit, the private and the public sector. She has also been a reviewer, strategic advisor and/or manager of environmental assessments for infrastructure, renewable energy, mining and port projects. In addition, Ms. Bruce has been retained by federal and provincial government agencies to assist with the development of environmental assessment policies and guidelines, and the delivery of training programs. Ms. Bruce, who has trained as a mediator has also provided public consultation and facilitation services for a wide range of projects.

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CASHIN, MARLENE
Marlene Cashin is a part-time Member of the Environmental Review Tribunal and part-time Member of the Assessment Review Board. She is a former Director of Professional Development at the Canadian Bar Association/Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. Prior to that, Ms. Cashin practiced environmental law at the Canadian Environmental Law Association and Ecojustice Canada. She has also worked at the Provincial office of Legal Aid Ontario and at several Legal Aid clinics. Ms. Cashin holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.

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DEMARCO, JERRY
Jerry V. DeMarco is the Alternate Executive Chair of Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario, Associate Chair of the Conservation Review Board, Associate Chair of the Environmental Review Tribunal and a Member of the Assessment Review Board, Board of Negotiation, and Ontario Municipal Board. As a lawyer, he appeared before tribunals, Ontario and federal courts, and the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to his law degree from the University of Toronto, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Windsor and Master's degrees in Science (University of Toronto), Management (McGill University), and Environmental Studies (York University) and is a professional planner (MCIP). His publications have appeared in a wide variety of books and journals. Mr. DeMarco was the first recipient of the City of Toronto's Green Toronto Award for environmental leadership.

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MULDOON, PAUL
Paul Muldoon has been a full-time Vice-Chair of the Environmental Review Tribunal since 2006. He is a former Adjunct Professor at the School of Environment, University of Toronto and a former member of York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies. Mr. Muldoon's community involvement has included serving as a member of the Expert Panel on Groundwater for the Council of Canadian Academies and as a former member of Environment Canada's Environmental Protection Advisory Committee. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Laws degree from McGill University.

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