Manitoba Clean Environment Commission


Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project

Terms of Reference

The Commission is about to begin a public hearing on May 8, 2017 regarding the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project. A full schedule can be found under the Participation tab. As information becomes available it will be posted on the website. To stay informed of updates you may insert your e-mail address at the bottom of our Home Page, check our Facebook page (link at the bottom of our Home Page) or visit our mobile site. You will be informed as information becomes available.

Background Information

A pre-hearing meeting will be held on January 17, 2017 starting at 10:00 am in the Millennium Suite at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. The Public is welcome to observe.

Panel Members

Serge Scrafield (Chair)

Serge Scrafield was appointed Chair of the Clean Environment Commission in September 2016.

Mr. Scrafield retired from the Manitoba Government in 2014 after 38 years of service. For 22 of these years Mr. Scrafield served as an Assistant Deputy Minister for the former departments of Environment and Conservation and Water Stewardship. Early in his career he worked in land planning with the former departments of Municipal Affairs and Rural Development.

Reg Nepinak (Commissioner)

Reg Nepinak is a member of Pine Creek First Nation (PCFN). Reg continues to work with Aboriginal families and youth, mentoring them in traditional living and values. He has worked as a program manager and guidance counselor for PCFN after a decade of working in Calgary in Aboriginal Child and Family Services. For 20 years prior to that, he specialized in explosives, radioactive tools and directional drilling in the oil industry.

Laurie Streich (Commissioner)

Laurie Streich began her career as a reporter with the Winnipeg Free Press. She joined the Manitoba government in 1981 and has served as Manager and Chief Editor for the State of Environment reporting program, Director of the Pollution Prevention Branch and Chair of the grant review committee for the Sustainable Development Innovations Fund and the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment’s (CCME) Pollution Prevention Awards Program. She was a member of the City of Winnipeg’s advisory group to improve waste management and recycling services. Laurie retired from the government in 2015.

Ian Gillies (Commissioner)

Ian Gillies worked at Cargill Limited from 1984 to 2013 in several capacities including AVP of Human Resources, Integration Manager for a major acquisition, Director of Operations for the Calgary Inland Grain Terminal and as Manager of Corporate Affairs. He also served as a Senior Management Consultant at KPMG and worked for the Government of Canada as a Policy Advisor to the Federal Economic Development Coordinator in Manitoba. Mr. Gillies currently serves on several not for profit and private sector boards in Manitoba. Ian is a graduate of the Master of Natural Resource Management program at the University of Manitoba and also served as an Assistant professor at the Natural Resource Institute. Ian was born and raised in Winnipeg.

Public Sessions

Below is a tentative schedule for the MMTP hearing. All dates and times are subject to change. Community sessions will take place the evening of May 16 in Winnipeg and the evening of May 25 and all day the 27th in La Broquerie. Agendas for each session will be posted as they become available.

Become a Presenter

Is you wish to present your views to the hearing Panel, please sign up for a public session on May 16 in Winnipeg or May 25 or 27 in La Broquerie. Apply on-line or print a form and send it to the Commission. Or provide a written submission that will become part of the record.



Written Submissions

Final Report