Government appoints new commissioner of the environment and sustainable development

Julie Gelfand has been appointed environment commissioner effective March 24, 2014. She was most recently the Chief Advisor and Rio Tinto Canada and Vice President of Environmental and Social Responsibility at the Rio Tinto Iron Ore Company of Canada. She was also formerly the vice-president of the sustainable development at the Mining Association of Canada.

The commissioner is responsible for determining whether federal government departments are meeting their sustainable development goals and for overseeing the environmental petitions process and reports to Parliament on behalf of the Auditor General.

Additional information is available here.

Brian Abraham

About Brian Abraham

Brian Abraham’s practice involves all phases of mining from exploration, development and production through to reclamation. He provides advice on all forms of title reviews, options, leases, purchase and joint-venture agreements during the early phases of mineral exploration and permitting.

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