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Meet our New Director of Legal Affairs and Submissions on Enforcement Matters

Montreal, 28 October 2020—We are pleased to announce that Paolo Solano, former Legal Officer, will be assuming the role of Director of Legal Affairs and Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM).

Since joining the CEC in 2006, Paolo Solano has served in the SEM unit with special duties to process and respond to public submissions regarding the effective enforcement of environmental law in Canada, Mexico and the United States. As of July 1, 2020, the SEM process is governed by the provisions of the new trade agreement under Chapter 24.

As Director of Legal Affairs and SEM, Paolo will oversee the effective implementation of the SEM Process, promote public outreach on this important transparency mechanism as well as provide legal advice to the CEC on a wide variety of topics.

Please join us in welcoming Paolo in his new role!

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Paolo Solano, Director of Legal Affairs and Submissions on Enforcement Matters

The CEC SEM Process

The CEC Submissions on Enforcement Matters process supports public participation, information-sharing between governments and the public, and transparency and openness in the effective enforcement of environmental law in North America. If you have reason to believe that an environmental law is not being effectively enforced by Canada, Mexico or the United States, the SEM process may address your concerns.

Want to learn more about the SEM process? Please watch this two-minute video for an introduction:

The SEM Process