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There is a new environmental sheriff in town and the Conservatives are not going to be happy.
Her name is Julie Gelfand, and she is tough and blunt.
This sheriff's official job title is Commissioner of the Environment, an office that is part of the Auditor General's (AG) operation
Like the AG, the Commissioner reports to Parliament, not the government of the day.
Before taking her current job this past March, Julie Gelfand had a background in environmental organizations and in industry. She worked for both Mining Watch and Rio Tinto Iron Ore Company.