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Voisey's Bay Mine and Mill Environmental Assessment Panel Report

Appendix A: Panel Members

Ms. Lesley Griffiths (Chair)

Ms. Griffiths is an environmental and community planning consultant, based in Halifax, with 20 years of experience in public consultation and consensus building, environmental impact assessment, waste and water resource management, oil and gas development, and tourism and recreation planning. She was a member of the joint Canada-Nova Scotia environmental assessment panel that reviewed the proposed Halifax Harbour Wastewater Management System.

Mr. Samuel Metcalfe

Mr. Metcalfe is Inuk-born and a former resident of the Inuit community of Nain near the proposed Voisey's Bay Mine and Mill Project. He has had a wide range of experience in both the public and private sectors. He is a former federal public servant who served as head of the culture and linguistics division of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada in Ottawa.

Mr. Metcalfe is retired and living in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia.

Ms. Lorraine A. Michael

Ms. Michael is active in the Canadian social justice movement with extensive regional, national and international experience. She is the former program coordinator, women and economic justice for the Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice. Ms. Michael has experience in assessing the social impact of economic development activities in Newfoundland and Labrador, her home province. She holds degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Toronto.

Ms. Michael resides in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Dr. Charles Pelley

Dr. Pelley is a Newfoundland-born geologist and mining engineer. He served as a member of the federal environmental assessment panel reviewing the Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan uranium mine. In positions held with the Iron Ore Company of Canada, Canada Wide Mines and Asbestos Corporation Limited, he gained considerable experience in mine planning and operations.

Dr. Pelley holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from McGill University and is currently the Stollery professor of mining engineering at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Dr. Peter J. Usher

Dr. Usher is an Ottawa-based consultant in the fields of social and environmental impact assessment, land use and resource management, and Aboriginal claims. His client base is chiefly in northern Canada, where he worked for many years. Dr. Usher holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of British Columbia. He is currently the chair of the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (NWT).