Appointment to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities today announced the appointment of Mr. Gary Drouin to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC). He has been appointed as a part time member for a four-year term.

"I am pleased that the TATC will benefit from the breadth of knowledge about the transportation industry that Mr. Drouin brings through his expertise in the field of rail transport ," said Minister Lebel.

Mr. Drouin of Chelsea, Quebec, has over 30 years of experience in management and administration at Transport Canada, where he has specialized in rail safety. In his daily work, and as president of an international symposium, Mr. Drouin has actively promoted level crossing safety and trespass prevention though outreach and education. Through his skill in facilitating international partnerships, sharing knowledge, and fostering collaboration on projects, he has contributed to Canada being recognized as a world leader in railway safety. Mr. Drouin has received several prizes for excellence, including one from l'Association du transport écolier du Québec for his work on school transport safety. He has been a member of a number of organizations including the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs.

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 decisions.

SOURCE: Transport Canada

For further information:

Geneviève Sicard
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Ottawa

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