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    NPC issues likely to be under the radar during provincial election

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    One explosive issue — the Niagara Health System — continues to publicly manifest itself as candidates get ready to hit the provincial election campaign trail.

    But decisions surrounding the Niagara Parks Commission’s board of directors and Maid of the Mist boat tour operation will likely continue to unfold out of the public eye.

    Six provincially-appointed bureaucrats who sit on the parks commission board will not be replaced until at least November — a month after the provincial election.

    Their term was originally set to end in May, but earlier this year, with outstanding business matters yet to be resolved, the board decided it wasn’t practical to change over the appointees.

    Their term was extended until November.

    And with the election campaign set to begin next week, a freeze on appointments to government boards and agencies is in affect, said Janice Thomson, interim chairwoman at the parks commission.

    “The Public Appointments Secretariat has stopped making appointments to any government body until after the election,” said Thomson.

    “So nothing will change on that front until after the election.”

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