Manitoba Clean Environment Commission


Hog Production Industry Review

Terms of Reference

Background Information

The information in this section was provided by government agencies and other institutions and organizations. It is for information only and has not been interpreted or analyzed by the CEC.

In addition to these public meetings, the Panel will enlist the assistance of "experts", in the issue areas identified, to provide the latest research findings and advice to the Panel. After the conclusion of the public sessions and the delivery of "expert" reviews, the Panel will prepare a report with recommendations to the Minister.

Panel Members

Terry Sargeant (Chair)

Terry Sargeant has been the Chair of the Clean Environment Commission since January 2004. Prior to that, he was the Chief Appeal Commissioner of the Workers Compensation Appeal Commission.

In 1996, following almost twenty years of government service, with the House of Commons and the governments of Manitoba, Yukon and British Columbia, Terry enrolled in the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1999. Following a year of articling with the Public Interest Law Centre, he was called to the Manitoba Bar in June 2000.

In other activities, he serves on the boards of Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Border Crossings magazine, the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals and the Manitoba Council of Administrative Tribunals. Past service has included the boards of the University of Manitoba, the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Manitoba Theatre Centre.

Edwin Yee (Commissioner)

Edwin Yee is a retired environmental consultant with 30 years experience in regulatory management of toxic chemicals, hazardous waste and contaminated sites. Mr. Yee has participated in the development of national and international guidelines and standards for soil quality and petroleum hydrocarbons and provided guidance to the Abandoned Mines Advisory Committee.

Wayne Motheral (Commissioner)

Wayne Motheral is a former president of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities. He holds a B.S.A. degree in Agriculture and worked in the soil testing lab at the University of Manitoba for 9 years. He was a councillor for 16 years with the Rural Municipality of Louise. He represented municipalities on several advisory groups to Manitoba Conservation. He also farmed in southern Manitoba in the Snowflake area, and is still actively involved in land stewardship.

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Public Sessions

In March and April, following the scoping meetings (no meetings Spring Break week) a series of public sessions will take place in communities throughout agro-Manitoba to allow groups and individuals to make comment on topics or issues related to hog production of concern to them. The public meetings have been completed. There were 194 presenters appearing before the Panel and 50 written submissions were received.

The public meetings, called as part of the investigation, are only part of the information gathering process and are not the end of the investigation. Preparation leading up to the public meetings has taken many months and will continue after the meetings until the Panel is satisfied it has the necessary information to make an informed recommendation. At the public meetings the Panel expects that it will hear a summary of the company's proposal, public opinions, suggestions for reference materials, other studies or experts that may have more or specific information, topics or questions that the public wishes to be addressed and perhaps even expert testimony.

Become a Participant

Small financial awards will be available to assist, local, community, agricultural and environmental groups and individuals to prepare for representation before the Panel. For more information and an application click on Participant Funding. Applications will now be accepted until the conclusion of the public sessions.


Transcripts of daily proceedings from any of our public sessions are available by clicking the link below.


The public meetings have been completed. There were 194 presenters appearing before the Panel. These documents are supplied for information only, for the official and complete proceedings please contact the Commission.

For those who do not wish to make a public presentation or written submission, for any number of reasons, the Commission has engaged the assistance of a graduate student from the University of Manitoba to conduct personal interviews with those who wish to express their opinions or concerns outside the public forum.

Written Submissions

Final Report