Who we are

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JBACE Members

MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE CREE NATION GOVERNMENT :

Melissa Saganash, Chair
Deputy Executive Director
Cree Nation Government (CNG)

Tina Petawabano, Vice-Chair
Director of Federal and Indigenous Relations
Cree Nation Government (CNG)

Marc Dunn
President
Conseil SYM Consulting Inc.

Graeme Morin
Coordinator of Environmental and Social Assessment
Cree Nation Government (CNG)

MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF QUÉBEC :

Vanessa Chalifour
Coordinator/Team Leader for northern projets
Ministère de l'Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs (MELCCFP)

Manon Cyr
Mayor 
Municipality of Chibougamau

Brigitte Goulet
Analyst - Industrial and agricultural service
Ministère de l'Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs (MELCCFP)

Mélanie Savoie, Vice Chair
Coordinator and Advisor to the implementation of the northern agreements
Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts (MRNF)

Members appointed by the Government of Canada :

Alexandre-Guy Côté, Chair
Advisor - Atlantic and Quebec regions
Environnement and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

Elisabeth Gill
Team Lean, Québec Regional Office
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC)

Madeleine Green
Senior Policy Analyst - Modern Treaty Management East
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)

Vacant


 

Ex officio member from Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Coordinating Committee (HFTCC) :

Norman Wapachee, HFTCC


MEMBERS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEES (as of FEBRUARY 2023)


Secretariat

The secretariat organizes the meetings of the JBACE and its subcommittees, writes up the meeting minutes and informs the responsible governments and interested organizations of the Committee’s decisions. It also examines current issues and, if necessary, formulates recommendations for the members’ consultation and comments. All documents adopted by the JBACE are public. They are published on the website and are available to the public on request.

The Government of Canada contributes 50% of the secretariat’s budget and the Québec government and Cree Regional Authority, 25% each.

The secretariat has three employees: 

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  • Vacant, Environmental Analyst
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