OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of
Transport, today announced the appointment of Mr. William Restall to
the board of directors of the Canadian Air Transport Security
Authority (CATSA) for a term of three years.
Before his retirement in 2013, Mr. Restall served for 14 years as the
president and CEO of the Saskatoon Airport Authority. He was actively
involved and instrumental in the transfer and privatization of the
airport and in its continuing successful operation thereafter. Prior to
his role at the helm of the airport authority, Mr. Restall had a
25-year career with Transport Canada, with a primary focus on airport
Mr. Restall holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Winnipeg
and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba. He was also
one of the first Canadians to earn the designation of an Accredited
Mr. Restall has served on numerous boards including the International
Northwest Aviation Council, the Airports Council International of North
America, the Canadian Airports Council, the International Association
of Airport Executives, the Saskatchewan Aviation Council, and the North
Saskatoon Business Association.
CATSA, established on April 1, 2002, is a federal Crown corporation
responsible for the screening of passengers and their belongings, as
well as screening of non-passengers entering airport restricted areas,
and any items in their possession. CATSA and Transport Canada work
together in aviation security to contribute to a safe and secure air
transportation system. CATSA screened 51 million passengers in 2012.
"I am very pleased that Mr. Restall has accepted this position. His
significant experience in the air industry will be a great asset for
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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