Environmental Advisory Council
To serve as an advisory board to the Minister on environmental issues.
What is the function of the council?
To provide advice to the Minister and the department on environmental issues. Typically, the Minister will ask the Council to give advice on a topic of interest. Also, judging of the PEI Environmental Awards and judging of the provincial science fair. The Minister may request that a sub-committee be struck to provide a report on a specific topic. Past examples include: Managing Land and Water on a Watershed Basis; Recommendations for the Regulation of Construction and Demolition Debris Sites in PEI; and Recommendations for the Regulation of Pesticides in PEI.
Primary Role: Non-Adjudicative
Material Role: Advisory
How many people are on the council?
The Council shall consist of not less than ten and not more than fifteen members appearing to the Minister to be representative of the public, including representation of the interests of agriculture, tourism, fisheries and industry and one member nominated by the Federation of PEI Municipalities.
What are the nomination requirements?
Statutory Nomination Requirements
The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint all members.
Traditional Nomination Requirements
Federation of PEI Municipalities nominate their own representative.
Will I get paid?
Chair - $113/diem and Members - $73/diem
What is the time commitment of the council?
Minimum one meeting per month (approximately 3.5 hours) except in July and August. Sub-committee work can be a substantial time commitment.
Members of the Council shall be appointed for such term as the Lieutenant Governor in Council may determine in the case of each member and are eligible for reappointment. A person who has served two consecutive terms as a member of the Council is not, during the twelve months following the completion of his second term, eligible for reappointment to the Council.
|Name||County||Term Start||Term End|
|Dr. Connie Gaudet, Chair||Queens County||May 23, 2020||May 23, 2023|
|Ron Maynard, Vice Chair||Prince County||April 14, 2015||at pleasure|
|Rebecca Cowans||Queens County||May 25, 2021||May 25, 2024|
|Richard Gallant||Queens County||Oct 20, 2020||Oct 20, 2023|
|Linnell Edwards||Queens County||Oct 20, 2020||Oct 20, 2023|
|Steven Watts||Queens County||Nov 27, 2018||Nov 27, 2021|
|Reg Conohan||Kings County||Oct 20, 2020||Oct 20, 2023|
|Rachel Keirstead||Prince County||Oct 20, 2020||Oct 20, 2023|
|Gerry Moore||Queens County||Oct 20, 2020||Oct 20, 2023|
|Pat Bray, PEI Federation of Municipalities||Kings County||Feb 19, 2019||at pleasure|
How can I apply?
If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI.
Who can I contact about this council?
Telephone: (902) 368-5024
Fax: (902) 368-5830