Appointment to the Oshawa Harbour Commission



    OTTAWA, Dec. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment
of Mr. Gary F. Valcour of Oshawa, Ontario, to the board of directors of the
Oshawa Harbour Commission for a period of one year.
    "I am pleased that Mr. Valcour has agreed to serve on the board of the
Oshawa Harbour Commission," said Minister Cannon. "His extensive legal and
entrepreneurial experience will be a valuable asset to the Commission."
    Mr. Valcour holds a bachelor of laws degree from Dalhousie University, as
well as a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Ottawa. Active
for many years in private practice, he has also served as a part-time judge
for small claims court. In addition, he has experience with numerous
professional and community organizations, including the national board of
directors of the Canadian Bar Association; the Ontario Lawyers' Association,
of which he was founder and first president; the national board of directors
of the YMCA; and the board of governors of Durham College. He has also been
accounts manager for Green Shield Canada and is presently director of
marketing for the Health Care Providers Group Insurance Plan.
    The Oshawa Harbour Commission was established in 1960 and operates under
the Harbour Commissions Act as an autonomous entity. The port of Oshawa,
located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, is equipped to accommodate any
size or type of vessel entering the St. Lawrence Seaway System. The port plays
an important role in the economic development of the region by providing
cost-effective access to the highly industrialized centres of south-central
Ontario and the northeastern United States.




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