December 21, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced today the
appointment of Ms. Patricia Farnese as a member of the Canada Agricultural Review
Tribunal following an open, transparent and merit-based selection process. This
appointment is for a three-year term.
Patricia Farnese is an associate professor of law at the University of Saskatchewan
where she teaches property, agriculture and wildlife law. Ms. Farnese holds a Master
of Laws (LL.M.) in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor
of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a member of the Law
Society of Saskatchewan. She has previously served as Vice-Chair of the Practitioner's
Staff Appeals Tribunal for Saskatchewan where she adjudicated disputes between administrators
of health authorities and their practitioner staff.
"It is with pleasure that I announce today the appointment of Patricia Farnese to
the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal. Ms. Farnese's experience and knowledge
of agriculture law will greatly benefit the Tribunal in its vital role protecting
the health and well-being of consumers and the economic vibrancy of Canadian agri-food
industries. I offer my congratulations and wish Ms. Farnese success in her new role."
- Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
- The Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal is an independent, quasi-judicial body established
by the Government of Canada to provide impartial reviews of notices of violation
issued by federal agencies regulating agriculture and food.
- Members of the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal are appointed by the Governor
in Council upon the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.