Appointment to the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority



    OTTAWA, Oct. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment
of Mrs. Anna T. Tartaglia to the board of directors of the Buffalo and Fort
Erie Public Bridge Authority.
    "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Tartaglia to the board
of directors of the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority," said
Minister Cannon. "Her experience in a broad range of community service
agencies will be a real asset for the authority."
    Mrs. Tartaglia brings over 40 years of community service and over
20 years experience as a small business owner to this appointment. She has
served on the boards of a number of City of Niagara Falls committees, was
Commissioner of the Niagara Parks Commission from 1997 to 2006, and is past
president of both the YWCA and the Catholic Women's League. Her proven
interest in the Niagara Falls community, combined with her broad range of
civic and commercial experience will be put to good use in her new role.
Mrs. Tartaglia has been appointed for a period of three years.

    The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, a bi-national bridge
authority, has owned and operated the Peace Bridge since 1933. The bridge,
which was opened to traffic in 1927, spans the Niagara River between Fort
Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York. The authority has a 10-member board with
an equal number of representatives from Canada and the United States.




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