Appointment to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

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.

Quick Facts

  • 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."
Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport

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Ashley Kelahear
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa

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