Appointment to the Blue Water Bridge Authority


    OTTAWA, Aug. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of
Mr. Ken James as a member and Chairperson of the board of directors of the
Blue Water Bridge Authority.
    "I am pleased to announce that Mr. James has accepted this appointment as
Chairperson of the board of directors of the Blue Water Bridge Authority,"
said Minister Cannon. "His extensive involvement with the Blue Water Bridge
Authority and his current role as a business owner will be welcome assets."
    Mr. James received a bachelor of arts in economics from Michigan State
University, and went on to serve for 10 years as Councillor and Reeve of the
Township of Sarnia and as Member of Parliament for Sarnia / Lambton from 1984
to 1993. He is currently President of Ken James & Associates, a sales and
marketing firm and President of Marlacres Farms Limited, a farming and land
development company. Mr. James received an award from Sigma Alpha Epsilon
National Fraternity for his distinguished service in municipal and federal
levels of government, and was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary
International.

    The Blue Water Bridge Authority is responsible for the management and
operation of the Canadian side of the Blue Water Bridge. The Michigan
Department of Transportation owns and operates the American side. The bridge,
which has existed since 1938, spans the St. Clair River between Point Edward,
Ontario, and Port Huron, Michigan.



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