Mary Shenstone was reappointed interim Fairness Commissioner on March 21, 2016. She joined the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade as Assistant Deputy Minister, Transformation in April. Before that, she was the Assistant Deputy Minister - International Relations and Chief of Protocol in Cabinet Office, and earlier held other Assistant Deputy Minister positions in the Ministries of Energy and Infrastructure and of Public Infrastructure Renewal, and was the Executive Lead for an agency governance project in the Ontario Public Appointments Secretariat. She has worked in language rights, international and inter-provincial trade negotiations, consumer protection, liquor and gaming policy, industry self-management, and agency governance and accountability. She was also the Director of International Programs for the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC).
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Vintners Quality Alliance of Ontario. She has also served on the University of Toronto's College of Electors, the Board of Directors of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, the Real Estate Council of Ontario, and Trinity College in the University of Toronto, as well as on the Niagara Parks Commission.
She is a graduate of Trinity College, University of Toronto and has her corporate director ICD.D designation via the Rotman School of Management.
Interim Fairness Commissioner Mary Shenstone