OTTAWA, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic
Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of
Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced the appointment of Ms. Laura
M. Safran, Q.C to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC)
as a part time member for a four-year term.
"Ms. Safran has had a distinguished legal career and I am pleased that
the TATC will benefit from the skills and knowledge she will bring to
her new position," said Minister Lebel.
Ms. Safran, Q. C. is a senior partner at the law firm Davis LLP in
Calgary specializing in corporate and commercial, intellectual property
and technology law. She is also the head of Davis LLP's national
aviation law practice, and co-head of their education law practice.
Prior to that, she was a partner at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP from
1996 to 2010. She has held other executive positions as vice-president,
law and corporate secretary of Canadian Airlines International from
1989 to 1995. Ms. Safran is a member of the law societies of Alberta
and British Columbia. She holds an L.L.M. (doctorate of jurisprudence
program) from Columbia University, an L.L.M. from the London School of
Economics, an L.L.B. from Osgoode Hall, York University, and a bachelor
of arts with distinction from the University of Alberta. She was named
one of Canada's Most Powerful Women by The Globe and Mail in 2004, as well as one of the leading women lawyers in Canada in 2009
by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
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,
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
for the Regions of Quebec and
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
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