Re-appointment to the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority



    OTTAWA, Oct. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the
re-appointment of Mr. Robert J. Paterson to the board of directors (domestic
shipping) of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, for a term of two years.
    "I am very pleased to announce that Mr. Paterson has agreed to continue
serving on the board of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority," said Minister
Cannon. "His business experience and background in the Great Lakes region will
be an asset to the Authority."
    Mr. Robert J. Paterson currently serves as director and chair of the
board for Goderich Elevators Limited. From 1971 to 2002, he held several
positions with N.M. Paterson and Sons Limited, including chief executive
officer, Marine division, and director. He is a past director on the boards of
Winnipeg Charterers Limited, the Canadian Lake Carriers Association and the
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce. He was also director and chair of the
Canadian Committee of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, the Canadian Shipowners
Association and the Canadian Shipowners Mutual Assurance Association.
Mr. Paterson has also been involved with a number of community organizations
in the Thunder Bay area, including the Lakehead University Board of Governors
and the Lakehead University Foundation, as director and chair. He currently is
a member of the advisory committee for the Great Lakes Protective Association.
His previous appointment with the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority was as
director, member and chair of the audit committee.

    The mission of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority is to establish,
operate, maintain and administer in the interest of safety, an efficient
pilotage service for commercial vessels within the Great Lakes region.




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