Ontario Nominates Dr. Bruce Krushelnicki as New Executive Chair of Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario
Nominee is Veteran Urban Planner
Ontario has nominated Dr. Bruce Krushelnicki for appointment as the new executive chair of Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario, subject to review by the Standing Committee on Government Agencies.
Dr. Krushelnicki, a veteran urban planner and public administrator, recently retired from the post of Director of Planning and Building at the City of Burlington after 11 years. Before his employment with the City of Burlington, he held key positions with the Ontario Municipal Board and the Institute of Urban and Environmental Studies at Brock University, as well as maintaining a small consulting practice in urban planning.
Pending review by the Standing Committee on Government Agencies, Dr. Krushelnicki will take over the role of executive chair from Alternate Executive Chair Jerry DeMarco in fall 2015.
- Dr. Krushelnicki holds a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brock University. He is a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.
- Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario is a cluster of tribunals that resolve appeals, applications and other disputes under some 100 statutes in relation to land use planning, environmental and heritage protection, property assessment, land valuation and other matters. It is made up of five adjudicative tribunals:
- Adjudicative tribunals play a vital role in the justice system by using their specialized expertise to hear a variety of disputes in an independent and impartial manner.
- Dr. Krushelnicki will serve as the Executive Chair of all five adjudicative tribunals that make up Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario. Ontario is building a stronger, more accessible justice system by sharing resources among adjudicative tribunals. Sharing resources and consolidating corporate services allows tribunals to maintain their decision-making independence while achieving administrative efficiencies.