OTTAWA, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced appointments
to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC). Dr. Alex
Phillips and Mr. Jim Parsons have each been appointed as part-time
members for a four-year term.
"I am pleased that these impressive individuals from the fields of
aviation and marine have agreed to serve the TATC," said Minister
Lebel. "Together, they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that
will greatly benefit the tribunal."
Dr. Phillips, of Edmonton, is a Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs at
Epcor Utilities Ltd. He provides regulatory law and policy advice on
the Alberta Utilities Commission and the Alberta Department of Energy
related to rate, tariff and facility applications. He has over 25 years
of experience providing legal counsel and advice on transportation
matters, including deregulation, aviation licensing, export trade
competitiveness and transport safety regulation. Among Dr. Phillip's
qualifications are a bachelor of laws from the University of Manitoba,
master of laws in international air law and aviation deregulation from
the London School of Economics, and a doctorate of juridical science
from Bond University, Australia.
Mr. Parsons is a director, coordinator and lecturer at the Fisheries and
Marine Institute of Memorial University, and he has held these
positions since 1997. He has been responsible for the development and
delivery of oil tanker, floating production storage and offloading,
mobile offshore drilling unit, and marine regulatory awareness training
programs for clients working with the Hibernia and Terra Nova projects.
Previously, Mr. Parsons was a marine consultant at Bateman Chapman
(Canada) Ltd. and he owned OTI Canada Group, a company involved in marine surveying, cargo inspections and safety and
pollution control. Currently he owns a marine consultancy called
Global Marine Solutions. He is a Master Mariner with significant
experience in Canadian Arctic waters and, among his many degrees, he
has a PhD in marine transportation and economics from the University of
Plymouth in England, and a bachelor of maritime studies from Memorial
The TATC is a multimodal tribunal that provides a recourse mechanism to
the air, rail and marine sectors with respect to certain administrative
actions taken by the Minister of Transport under various pieces of
federal transportation legislation. The TATC holds review and appeal
hearings at the request of persons affected by these administrative
SOURCE Transport Canada
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Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Ottawa
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