OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced today the appointment of Marthanne Robson as a part-time member of the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal. The appointment is for a three-year term, effective immediately.
This appointment is part of the 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 Marthanne Robson to the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal. I am confident Ms. Robson's expertise in law and mediation, as well as her knowledge of agriculture and agri-food regulation, 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
- The Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal is an independent, quasi-judicial body 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.
Ms. Robson holds a common law degree (LL.B.) from the University of Ottawa, is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and was a member of the Barreau du Québec for 20 years.
Ms. Robson has over 30 years' experience as a lawyer, a mediator, and an ombudsperson. Ms. Robson has a particular expertise in agriculture and agri-food regulation administrative law, conflict resolution, adjudication and investigation. From 2006-2016 she was the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal. Ms. Robson is very active in her community as a volunteer and as the founder and partner of the Ethical Investors Group.
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