Sean Weir, Executive Chair of Tribunals Ontario, issued the following statement on the Associate Chair appointment to the Assessment Review Board:

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Bednarek as Associate Chair to the Assessment Review Board (ARB), effective January 21, 2021.

Ken has over 30 years of experience in both private as well as federal and provincial public sectors. He has dedicated the last twenty years to public service in a range of positions including but not limited to counsel, litigation advisor, policy director and chief of staff across various agencies. In these capacities Ken gained significant experience with complex tax cases. Over the course of his career, Ken has demonstrated extensive knowledge in all areas of law, including administrative and public law, to navigate high-pressure, high-profile and challenging portfolios. In addition, his in-depth involvement with and practical knowledge of government decision-making procedures, operations and policies provide Ken with a unique perspective and ability to apply strategic leadership skills which will drive performance and offer steady guidance to the ARB.

I congratulate Ken on his appointment and have no doubt that he will bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to this role while also making significant contributions to the senior leadership team.”

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Janet Deline
Tribunals Ontario Communications

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