Mr. John Badowski assumes role of Vice-Chairperson
OTTAWA, Jan. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of
Transport, today announced the appointment of Mr. John Badowski to the
Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC) as Vice-Chairperson for
a five-year term.
Mr. Badowski has been a member of the Refugee Protection Division of the
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) since 2008 as a presiding
member and, most recently, as coordinating member and team leader. He
is also the former chairperson of the IRB's Professional Development
Committee and a former member of the International Association of
Refugee Law Judges, where he served on its Expert Evidence Working
Party and Human Rights Working Party.
Mr. Badowski previously served in the Toronto Police Service for 27
years, holding supervisory and senior management positions in several
of its units: the Marine Unit, Community Programs, and Forensic
Identification. In addition to holding a bachelor of science degree
from the University of Toronto, Mr. Badowski has been recognized at
home and abroad for his innovative and exemplary work in policing. In
2003, he was awarded the Prague Medal from the Government of Romania
for helping to modernize policing in Romania and assisting the
country's entry into NATO. In 2002, he was awarded the Governor
General's Meritorious Service Medal for his participation in the
Toronto Police international policing mission to Rwanda in 1994.
The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC) is a multimodal
tribunal that provides a recourse mechanism to people affected by
administrative decisions taken by the Minister of Transport and the
Canadian Transportation Agency under various pieces of federal
transportation legislation pertaining to the aviation, marine, rail,
and bridges and tunnels sectors. The TATC holds review and appeal
hearings at the request of people affected by such decisions.
"Mr. Badowski has had a distinguished career as a leader and innovator
in our justice system and I am pleased that the Transportation Appeal
Tribunal of Canada will benefit from the skills and knowledge he will
bring to his new position."
Minister of Transport
Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada: http://www.tatc.gc.ca/index.php
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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