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Advisor on Public Health and Emergency Health Services Consultations

Jim Pine’s Biography

Ministry of Health

Ontario remains committed to working with partners on modernizing public health and emergency health services. Jim Pine will serve as advisor for renewed consultations on strengthening and modernizing public health and emergency health services.

Jim has been in municipal affairs for nearly 39 years, and for the past 17 years he has been leading the administration of the County of Hastings and is currently the Chief Administrative Officer (A).

He started his career with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and served in various positions in his nine years with the ministry including as regional director for eastern Ontario.

Jim is one of the co-leads of the Eastern Ontario Regional (broadband) Network project to improve mobile broadband /cell coverage in eastern Ontario, and the co-chair for ONWARD, which promotes local government as a career and supports succession planning.

Over the course of his career, Jim has taken an active role in municipal advocacy through his work with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, where he served in a number of roles, including as a secretary-treasurer and as a member of the board of directors.

Jim is also a former president of the Ontario Municipal Administrators' Association. He has participated in many municipal reform projects including the Provincial-Municipal Fiscal and Services Delivery Review. He also authored, along with his two panel partners, a wide-ranging review of Ontario's water and waste water sector entitled:  Watertight:  A Case for Change.

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