Minister MacAulay Announces Appointment to the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal

OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced today the appointment of Geneviève Parent as a part-time member of the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal. The appointment is for a three-year term.

This appointment is part of the Government of Canada's rigorous new approach to Governor in Council appointments—an approach that uses open, transparent and merit-based selection processes that strive for gender parity and reflect Canada's diversity.


"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Geneviève Parent to the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal. I am confident Ms. Parent's experience and knowledge of food security and agri-food law will greatly benefit the Tribunal in its vital role protecting the health and well-being of consumers and the economic vibrancy of Canadian agri-food industries."   
-       Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

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  • The Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal is an independent tribunal established by the Government of Canada to provide impartial reviews of notices of violation issued by federal agencies regulating agriculture and food.
  • Members of the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal are appointed by the Governor in Council upon the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

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Biographical Note

Geneviève Parent is a full professor in the Faculty of Law at the Université Laval, where she holds the Legal Research Chair in Food Diversity and Security. Her areas of interest include food security and national and international agri-food law. Her research over the last 20 years has focused on promoting food diversity through the development of national and international legal instruments, studying the impact of international law on Canadian and Quebec agri-food legislation, and achieving a greater coherence between international economic law and other dimensions of law to promote sustainable, global food security. She has published numerous scientific papers and is frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings on food security issues.


SOURCE Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

For further information: Guy Gallant, Director of Communications, Office of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, 613-773-1059; Media Relations, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 613-773-7972, 1-866-345-7972



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