OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA — Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced leadership selected for the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal.

Patricia Farnese was appointed as a member following an open, transparent and merit-based selection process. The appointment is for a three-year term.

Farnese is an associate professor of law at the University of Saskatchewan where she teaches property, agriculture and wildlife law. Farnese has 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 the appointment of Patricia Farnese to the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal,” MacAulay said. “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 Farnese success in her new role.”

The Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal is an independent, quasi-judicial body established by the Canadian government  to provide impartial reviews of notices of violation issued by federal agencies regulating agriculture and food.