Who are we?

We are the Manitouwadge Nuclear Waste Community Liaison Committee (NWCLC) established by the Township of Manitouwadge. Our objective is to help Manitouwadge learn about Canada’s plan for used nuclear fuel and involve Manitouwadge residents in these learning activities.

We meet on a monthly basis. Our meetings are open to all those who are interested. The minutes and agendas for our meetings are published here. Meeting agendas and minutes are also available at our community office.

NWCLC members were selected through an open process. Members of the NWCLC as of January 1, 2015.

  • Jim Moffat – Chair
  • Dave Schleier
  • Raymond Lelievre – Councillor
  • Eric Robert
  • Rita Labbee
  • John Maceachern
  • Maurice Beauregard
  • Glenn Keenan
  • Amber Campbell
  • Tiffany Lidster

We encourage you to become involved!


Members of the NWCLC

Photo of David Schleier David Schleier
David was born in Windsor and moved to Manitouwadge for work as a Paramedic. He is now in his 23rd year here and has been very busy in the community. He met his wife here and always says “Shortly after moving here Manitouwadge became home to me”. David Schleier Lead hand Paramedic.
Photo of Jim Moffat Jim Moffat
Jim Moffat has lived in Manitouwadge for over 40 years. He has been entrepreneur and business owner for over 15 years. He has been a member of many committees such a Ducks Unlimited, Manitouwadge Economic Development Corporation, and now the Manitouwadge Community Liaison Committee. His reason for being on this committee is to do what he believes is best for the community he loves.
Photo of Ray Lelievre Ray Lelievre
Ray was born in Iroquois Falls and has lived all his life in the north. He is currently employed in the forest industry as a heavy equipment operator. He moved to Manitouwadge in 2004 and currently volunteers on several boards in the community including the Library Board, the Hospital Board and sits on the board for North of Superior Programs. Ray has also served on Town Council for both Manitouwadge and Greenstone. Ray enjoys all the north has to offer such as camping, fishing and enjoys traveling. Ray joined the Community Liaison Committee to learn more about Nuclear Waste and to have an open mind about the process and everything that it involves.
Photo of Eric Robert Eric Robert
Eric is passionate about projects! He usually only has 2 speeds, Full throttle or Stop. Educator, administrator, and financial literacy expert occupy his mind. Husband, father & friend are soul. Teaching, volunteering, and mentoring fill Eric’s days. He is currently employed as an elementary school Principal at École Publique Franco-Manitou, as well as a licenced Risk & Wealth advisor with HEADFrame Financial services, both in Manitouwadge, ON.
Photo of Rita Labbee Rita Labbee
Rita was born and raised in Manitouwadge and has continued to live in there since 1972. She is currently employed and has been for 12 years by Manitouwadge Municipal Housing Corp. as the Property Manager. Rita is a volunteer for North Superior Victim Services. She loves the outdoors and everything the north has to offer including hunting, fishing and camping. She is very open minded and being able to be a part of the Community Liaison Committee to learn more about Nuclear Waste, the process, and everything that it involves and how it can give back to the community that she loves is one of the reasons why Rita applied.
Photo of John Maceachern John Maceachern
Former Bank Executive with 30 years of banking experience. Previous Mayor of Manitouwadge from 2006 to 2014. Current Mayor of Manitouwadge 2018 to 2022.
Photo of Maurice Beauregard Maurice Beauregard
Maurice Beauregard was born in Marathon, Ontario and went to school and graduated in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Maurice is licensed in Machine Shop, Construction Millwright, Welding, Machine Builder and CNC Builder and Programmer currently a self-employed contractor. He has travelled to sites in the United States, Canada, Germany and China installing, maintaining and training personal on Transfer Lines and CNC’s. Maurice enjoys a good Netflix binge but can also be found studying new developments in the technological revolution.
Photo of Glenn Keenan Glenn Keenan
As a long-time resident and former councillor of Manitouwadge, Glenn continues to be interested in the future prosperity of his town. Being a mining community, he believes that Manitouwadge is ideally suited to safely host the Nuclear Waste repository for our country, and he looks forward to participating in that development.
Photo of Amber Campbell Amber Campbell
Amber was born and raised in Manitouwadge. She got married and had 3 sons, who are all grown up now and on to their own things now. She is a Personal Support Worker, she also guards for the OPP here in Manitouwadge, and does cleaning on the side. Amber joined the CLC to learn more about the process. She is curious to see how the future of Manitouwadge will turn out with this project.
Photo of Tiffany Lidster Tiffany Lidster
Tiffany was born and raised in Peterborough, ON and moved to Manitouwadge in 2009 to complete a Post-Secondary education placement. In that short time Tiffany felt that Manitouwadge had become her home and she takes an interest in ideas and projects that may impact her community. Tiffany is a member of the Manitouwadge Outdoor Enthusiasts and enjoys what outdoor activities Northern Ontario has to offer. After volunteering on the Manitouwadge volunteer Fire Department as a Public Educator for 5 years, Tiffany has decided now to put those skills to use by volunteering for the NWCLC of Manitouwadge to better understand the NWMO plan of a Deep Geological Repository for this region and the community. She hopes that she can apply her background as a Public Educator to help her fellow residents gain knowledge, understand and make the best choices about this project for our community.