Appointments to the National Capital Commission



    OTTAWA, June 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities today announced the appointments
of Mr. Martin Cohos, Mr. André Rioux and Mr. Brent Stefanson to the board of
directors of the National Capital Commission (NCC).
    "I am pleased that the appointees have accepted these new roles," said
Minister Cannon. "Their collective experience and achievements in a variety of
fields will be extremely beneficial to the National Capital Commission."
    Mr. Martin Cohos holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from McGill
University. In 1960, he established the architectural practice Cohos Evamy
Partners, a fully integrated architectural, engineering, interior design,
urban design and planning firm. He has worked on major projects including
Bankers Hall and the Eau Claire Market in Calgary Alberta, the master plan for
the City of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and the Canadian Security Intelligence
Service Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario. In 1997, Mr. Cohos retired from Cohos
Evamy Partners and has since worked in a volunteer capacity for a variety of
groups. He was executive director of the Southern Alberta Institute of
Technology (SAIT) campus expansion from 1998 to 2002. Since his retirement,
Mr.Cohos has been an advisor to SAIT, the Banff Centre, the Calgary Science
Centre, the Glenbow Museum, and Heritage Park. Mr. Cohos has been appointed to
the NCC board for a term of two years.
    Mr. André Rioux received his bachelor of business administration degree
and his licence in accounting from Université Laval. He was a professor of
accounting and taxation and department head of administrative sciences at
Université du Québec à Rimouski. Mr. Rioux is a fellow and member of l'Ordre
des comptables agréés du Québec, member of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Newfoundland, and an associate for Mallette, an important
accounting firm in Quebec. Mr. Rioux is very active in his community. He is
currently chairman of the board and of the audit committee of the Centre
hospitalier régional de Sept-Iles. He is also on the board of directors of the
Corporation de développement économique de Sept-Iles. Mr. Rioux has been
appointed to the NCC board for a term of four years.
    Mr. Brent Stefanson holds a bachelor of commerce with honors from the
University of Manitoba. He has been a partner in the firm Stefanson, Lee,
Romaniuk Chartered Accountants in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for eighteen years.
Mr. Stefanson is very active in his community and has recently joined the
board of the Assiniboine Park Rangers AA Hockey Association. Mr. Stefanson has
also been a member of the Icelandic Festival since 1986. He has been appointed
to the NCC board for a term of four years.

    The NCC is a Crown corporation that was created by Parliament in 1958 as
the steward of federal lands and buildings in the National Capital Region. The
NCC mandate is to prepare plans for the development, conservation and
improvement of the National Capital Region to reflect its national
significance as the seat of the Government of Canada and to organize, sponsor
and promote public activities and events in the National Capital Region to
enrich the cultural and social fabric of Canada.




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