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Environment Canada

April 07, 2010 14:08 ET

Canadian Appointed to Advisory Committee of Canada-US-Mexico Commission for Environmental Cooperation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 7, 2010) - The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment, today announced the appointment of Linda Angove to the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). Ms. Angove's appointment is effective April 1, 2010.

"I am proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Angove to this important tri-national public advisory body," said Minister Prentice. "I'm confident that Ms. Angove's wealth of experience with organizations promoting public dialogue on key national issues will play an important role in ensuring active Canadian public participation and transparency in the work of the CEC."

Ms. Angove will replace the Honourable David Emerson, one of the five current Canadian members of the JPAC. 

"I would like to thank Mr. Emerson for his contributions to the committee and commend him for his achievements and service to Canadians during his tenure," said Minister Prentice.

JPAC – composed of 15 citizens equally representing Canada, the United States and Mexico – serves as an advisory body to the Environment Ministers of Canada, the United Stated and Mexico, and as a mechanism for the Ministers to hear public views on environmental issues of continental importance. 

The CEC is an international organization created by Canada, Mexico and the United Stated under the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC). The CEC was established to address regional environmental concerns, help prevent potential trade and environmental conflicts, and to promote the effective enforcement of environmental law. The Agreement complements the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The CEC's secretariat is located in Montreal, Quebec.

For more information about the CEC, visit: www.cec.org.

For more information and to view a backgrounder on this announcement, visit: www.ec.gc.ca.

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