Minister MacAulay announces an appointment to the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal

News release

December 21, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced today the appointment of Ms. Patricia Farnese as a member of the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal following an open, transparent and merit-based selection process. This appointment is for a three-year term.

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

- Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Quick facts

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

  • Members of the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal are appointed by the Governor in Council upon the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

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