Manitoba Clean Environment Commission


On May 26, 2006, the Minister of Conservation issued terms of reference to the Clean Environment Commission to conduct a public hearing respecting the Pembina Valley Water Cooperative Supplemental Groundwater Supply Proposal (the Project).

Pembina Valley Water Cooperative Supplemental Groundwater Supply System

Terms of Reference

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.

Kenneth Gibbons (Commissioner)

Ken Gibbons is a retired Associate Professor from the Department of Politics at the University of Winnipeg as well as having served as Chair of the University of Manitoba/University of Winnipeg Joint Masters Program in Public Administration from 1995 to 2004. He has been active on numerous committees at the University of Winnipeg such as the Senate, the Curriculum Committee, the Environmental Studies Committee, and the Research Ethics Committee. In addition, Ken served on the Steering Committee of the Manitoba Eco-Network from 1983 to 1988, and has been a member of policy advisory committees for the governments of Winnipeg and Manitoba.

Gisele Funk (Commissioner)

Gisele Funk currently resides in Boggy Creek. She is active in the Metis community and acts as chairperson and member on several local and provincial boards and committees. Gisele is a Job Finding Club Facilitator and Life Skills Coach.

Ian Halket (Commissioner)

Ian Halket is a hydrologist with over thirty years of experience in water resources development and civil engineering works. Ian has a Ph. D. in Civil Engineering with an interest in water modelling. Ian teaches hydrology in the Civil Engineering Department at Red River College. He also consults on water resource projects in Nevada and Argentina. Ian has served on the Commission for the last 10 years.

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