OPA Establishes First Nations And Metis Relations Department

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The Ontario Power (OPA) has formed a new department within its legal, aboriginal and regulatory affairs division.

Brian Hay, formerly OPA's director of corporate communications, will become director of First Nations and Metis Relations, reporting to Michael Lyle, general counsel and vice president of the legal, aboriginal and regulatory affairs division.

John Jeza has been appointed manager of First Nations and Metis community relations. He was formerly in charge of channel development for the conservation and supply division. Both Hay and Jeza have worked extensively with First Nations and Metis communities throughout their careers.

‘The formation of this new department is in response to the recommendations of First Nations' and Metis' organizations and recognizes the important role that the First Nations and Metis peoples have in the planning and development of renewable generation, transmission and conservation within Ontario's electricity system,’ says Colin Andersen, CEO of OPA.

Additional personnel with relevant experience and expertise will be added as the OPA further develops programs of interest to the First Nation and Metis communities.

SOURCE: Ontario Power Authority

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