Appointment to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority



    OTTAWA, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of
Mr. D. Ian Glen, Q.C. as chair of the Canadian Air Transport Security
Authority (CATSA) board of directors.
    "I am pleased that Mr. Glen has accepted this leadership role as CATSA
chair," said Minister Cannon. "His extensive legal and senior management
experience will serve the Authority well."
    Mr. Glen holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Guelph, and a
bachelor of laws from Queen's University. He was called to the Bar of Ontario
in 1973 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1986. He began his legal career
in private practice in Huntsville, Ontario and subsequently worked for the
Department of Justice from 1975 until 1987, when he was appointed Assistant
Deputy Solicitor General, responsible for Police and Security in the
Department of the Solicitor General. Mr. Glen went on to serve in a number of
senior management positions in the federal government, including Associate
Deputy Minister of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Deputy
Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Deputy Minister of Environment Canada,
and Chief, Communications Security Establishment. Prior to retiring from the
Public Service in 2006, he was the chairperson of the National Parole Board.
Mr. Glen has been appointed CATSA chair for a term of five years.

    CATSA, established on April 1, 2002, is a federal Crown corporation that
operates on a not-for-profit basis. It is responsible for the provision of key
air security services such as: pre-board screening of passengers and their
belongings; random screening of non-passengers; acquisition, deployment and
maintenance of explosives detection equipment at airports; management of
federal contributions for airport policing related to civil aviation security
initiatives; and contracting of police on board aircraft. CATSA is also
responsible for the development and implementation of a restricted area
identity card incorporating biometric features.




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