Appointments to Canada Post Corporation



    OTTAWA, Oct. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment
of Mr. Marc A. Courtois as chairperson of the Canada Post Corporation. He also
announced the appointment of Mr. Thomas Cryer as a member of the board of
directors.
    "I am very pleased that Mr. Courtois has agreed to serve as chairperson
of the Canada Post Corporation. His business and financial experience will be
invaluable to the Corporation," said Minister Cannon. "I would also like to
thank Mr. Donald Woodley for his contribution as acting chairperson over the
last six months and his continued support as a board member."
    Mr. Marc A. Courtois holds a bachelor of arts degree from Concordia
University and a master of business administration from the University of
Western Ontario. He has more than twenty years of experience in capital
markets. He has particular expertise in the areas of financing, mergers and
corporate acquisitions. He worked for RBC Dominion Securities Inc. from 1980
to 2001. Mr. Courtois is an independent member of the board of directors of
TVA Group, Oceanex Inc. and the GBC North America Growth Fund Inc. He is also
active in many charitable organizations and health care centres. He has been
appointed chairperson for a term of five years.
    "I am pleased that Mr. Cryer has agreed to serve on the board of Canada
Post," added Minister Cannon. "His expertise in finance and impressive record
of community service will be tremendous assets for the corporation."
    Mr. Thomas Cryer, Fellow Chartered Accountant, is a retired partner of
Deloitte and Touche LLP and its former chairman and chief executive officer.
Some of Mr. Cryer's other professional activities have included involvement in
various businesses and charitable organizations, such as the Canadian Council
of CEOs, Canadian Mental Health, and St. John Ambulance. He is currently on a
number of boards of directors including St. Michael's Hospital Foundation,
Grey Horse Capital and Skyservice Airlines. Mr. Cryer holds a bachelor of
commerce from the University of British Columbia and was recognized, in
Ontario, for his professional contributions by being designated as a Fellow
Chartered Accountant. Mr. Cryer has been appointed until August 2009.

    Canada Post Corporation is a Crown corporation and one of the largest
employers in Canada. It serves approximately 33 million Canadians and more
than one million businesses and public institutions. In 2006, Canada Post
employees delivered 11.6 billion pieces of mail to more than 14 million
addresses in Canada.




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