Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced on June 25, 2012 the appointment of Bruce La Rochelle to the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal (CART).

“I am pleased Mr. La Rochelle has agreed to join the Tribunal,” said Minister Ritz. “Mr. La Rochelle’s knowledge of law, regulatory processes and business should serve him well in this position.”

CART is an independent, quasi-judicial body established by Parliament pursuant to section 4.1 of the Canada Agricultural Products Act. Its primary role is to provide independent oversight, through the exercise of its review jurisdiction, of federal agencies' use of administrative monetary penalties in relation to agriculture and agri-food.

CART reports to Parliament through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

To learn more about CART, please visit

About Bruce La Rochelle

Mr. La Rochelle is a lawyer, presently practising in association with Langevin Morris Smith LLP, while also teaching part-time with the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and a graduate in law (magna cum laude) from the University of Ottawa (1976). 

Mr. La Rochelle is also a member of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and is a voting member of the JUNO Awards. Mr. La Rochelle currently lives in Ottawa.