Appointments to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada



    OTTAWA, Jan. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the
reappointment of Dr. Michel Larose and the appointment of Mr. Richard Willems
to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.
    "I am pleased that Dr. Larose and Mr. Willems have accepted to serve as
members of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada," said Minister
Cannon. "Their collective experience and successes in a variety of fields, as
well as the transportation sector, will be tremendous assets to the tribunal."
    Dr. Larose holds a bachelor of arts from André Grasset College in
Montreal and a medical degree from the University of Montreal. He is currently
medical assessor for the Commission des lésions professionnelles, medical
director for the Union of Canadian Officers of the Naval Port of Canada,
medical director for the Community of Grey Nuns of Montreal as well as counsel
member of the Counsel of Doctors, Dentists and Pharmacists of Notre Dame
Hospital of Montreal (CHUM). Dr. Larose is a member of the Administrative
Counsel of CARE Canada and a former investigative coroner. He has been
reappointed to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada for two years.
    Mr. Willems has been pilot in command of a Canadair Challenger for Rogers
Telecommunications Limited for over 13 years. He holds an Airline Transport
Pilot licence as well as two years experience towards an Aircraft Maintenance
Engineer licence. He has also taken a number of aviation courses throughout
his career, covering such topics as international procedures, flight safety
crew resource management, weather radar, jet transition, dangerous goods,
aircraft accident survival and cabin crew training. Mr. Willems has been
appointed to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada for three 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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