Government has appointed two full-time members to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. Jennifer Nicholson and Stephen McGrath have been appointed as full-time members of the board. Ms. Nicholson, of Halifax, is an accountant. Mr. McGrath, also of Halifax, is a lawyer. The independent, quasi-judicial board has been assigned a number of responsibilities under the Utility and Review Board Act and other legislation. For example, it sets electricity rates, water rates, and gasoline and diesel prices. The appointments result from a rigorous selection process similar to that used for provincial judicial appointments. The board currently consists of eight full-time members appointed by the governor-in-council. Each full-time member holds office on good behaviour until the age of 70.