Appointment to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada



    OTTAWA, Oct. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment
of Mr. J. Richard W. Hall to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada
(TATC).
    "I am pleased that Mr. Hall has agreed to serve as a member of TATC,"
said Minister Cannon. "His experience will be a tremendous asset to the
tribunal."
    Mr. J. Richard W. Hall holds a bachelor of laws degree from the
University of Victoria, a master of science in geography and an honours
bachelor of arts in geography from the University of Western Ontario. He
currently serves as president of Lion Hall Bancorp Limited, providing
executive and legal consulting services. He began his legal career in 1984
with Chevron Canada Limited. From 1989 to 1994, he worked for the Province of
British Columbia with three different administrative tribunals, providing
advice in law and policy. From 1995 to 1997, he was a senior labour relations
officer for Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, after which he
became legal counsel for the Vancouver School Board until 2001. That same
year, he became regional director of human resources and compensation for
physicians of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, a position he held until
2005. Mr. Hall is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the
Canadian Bar Association, and has served on the boards of directors of two
publicly traded companies and one private sector company. He has been
appointed to the TATC for four years.
    The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada provides an independent
review process for anyone who has been given notice of an administrative or
enforcement action taken by the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
Communities; railway safety inspectors or the Canadian Transportation Agency
under various federal transportation acts.




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