From the Niagara Falls Review:
The Niagara Parks Commission, which has recently been plagued by scandal and controversy, is in for quite the shake-up.
Late Monday night, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism announced it was removing four commissioners from the Niagara Parks board.
An interim board, composed of chairwoman Fay Booker, vice chairwoman Janice Thomson, four municipal appointees and six senior Ontario public servants will operate until a new permanent board is appointed.
Booker and Thomson will continue to provide leadership and guidance “as we work with the interim board to strengthen the integrity of the commission,” Tourism Minister Michael Chan said in a statement released late Monday.
“Our government is taking action to move the Niagara Parks Commission forward and to restore public confidence in this important government agency. We recognize the concerns that have been raised and are taking decisive steps to set the Niagara Parks Commission in a new direction with stronger governance and greater accountability,” Chan said.
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