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Congratulations and welcome to the new Commissioner!

Saxe-headshot-208x300The ECO team warmly welcomes our newly appointed Environmental Commissioner, Dr. Dianne Saxe, chosen with unanimous agreement of Ontario’s Legislative Assembly earlier this week. Her appointment takes effect December 1st, 2015.

Dianne Saxe is one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyers, with 40 years’ experience in environmental law and litigation. She has been rated as one of the world’s top 25 environmental lawyers, according to Best of the Best, 2008, as well as Toronto’s first Environmental Lawyer of the Year, according to Best Lawyers.  As a certified Specialist in Environmental Law, and the only practitioner with a Ph.D. in environmental law, she is considered Canada’s leading author on environmental law, and is an acclaimed public speaker.  Awards have included Ontario Bar Association Distinguished Service Award, and the Osgoode Hall Lifetime Achievement Gold Key.

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