OTTAWA, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the
appointment of Mr. J. Ed. Macdonald to the Transportation Appeal
Tribunal of Canada (TATC). He has been appointed as part time member
for a four-year term.
"I am pleased that Mr. Macdonald has accepted the position," said
Minister Lebel. "His excellent track record and knowledge of the
aviation industry will be of great value to the TATC."
Mr. Macdonald is a retired commercial aviation pilot whose 31 years of
employment with several major airlines reflects an outstanding record
of performance, reliability and commitment. He retired as a captain
from Air Canada after flying on domestic and international routes on
various passenger aircraft. During his career, Mr. Macdonald amassed
18,000 flight hours, an achievement that required both a high level of
technical skill, and strong team-building and leadership abilities. A
graduate of Rothesay Collegiate in New Brunswick, Mr. Macdonald was
born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and lives in Pictou County, where he
is active in the community as a volunteer.
The TATC is a multimodal tribunal that provides a recourse mechanism to
the air, rail and marine sectors with respect to certain administrative
actions taken by the Minister of Transport under various pieces of
federal transportation legislation. The TATC holds review and appeal
hearings at the request of persons affected by these administrative
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Ottawa
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