Jerry DeMarco named Ontario's new commissioner of environment - 2019-07-09

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F99.png Jerry DeMarco named Ontario's new commissioner of environment July 9, 2019, Fatima Syed, National Observer

Ontario's auditor general has named environmental policy and law expert Jerry DeMarco commissioner of the environment within her office, which absorbed the province's independent environmental watchdog's office after the Doug Ford government shuttered it.

Environmentalists are applauding the appointment, noting that DeMarco brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that could serve him well, depending on how the environment office in the auditor general's office is allowed to function.

DeMarco has served as the longtime executive chair for the Environmental and Land Tribunal and as associate chair for the Conservation Review Board and Environmental Review Tribunal — an independent and impartial body that makes decisions on environmental permits and assessments, and was recently recognized by the United Nations Environment Programme for its best practices.

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{{cite news | first = Fatima | last = Syed | title = Jerry DeMarco named Ontario's new commissioner of environment | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/07/09/news/jerry-demarco-named-ontarios-new-commissioner-environment | work = National Observer | date = July 9, 2019 | accessdate = July 12, 2019 }}