The Honorable Howard I. Wetston Q.C. has been reappointed as Chair and Chief Executive of the Ontario Energy Board for a second five-year term, effective June 30, 2008. The Ontario Energy Board regulates the province's electricity and natural gas sectors in the public interest.
Immediately prior to his initial appointment to the Board, Mr. Wetston served as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission. From 1993 to 1999 he served as a Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division and ex-officio member of the Federal Court of Canada, Appeal Division. From October 1989 to June 1993, he was the Director of Investigation and Research (DIR) (now Commissioner of Competition), Bureau of Competition Policy and from October 1986, he served as Senior Deputy DIR where he was accountable for the overall direction and management of mergers and acquisitions.
Previously, Mr. Wetston was in private practice in Ottawa. He was educated at Mount Allison University and Dalhousie University. He was appointed Q.C. in 1990 and is a member of the Ontario and Alberta Bars.