Appointment to Canada Lands Company Limited

    OTTAWA, June 4 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of
Mr. Mark Laroche for a five-year term as president and chief executive officer
of the Canada Lands Company Limited.
    "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Laroche," said Minister
Cannon. "His experience in public administration and municipal affairs will be
an asset for the company."
    Mr. Laroche holds a master's degree in business administration from
Concordia University, and a civil engineering bachelor's degree from the Royal
Military College of Canada. Since 2002, he has been chief administrative
officer of the City of Gatineau, Quebec. He began his professional career as a
project engineer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, subsequently occupying positions in
the engineering field in the province of Quebec. In 1989, he became director
of public works and engineering, and later chief administrative officer, of
the City of Brossard, Quebec. Mr. Laroche is a member and former president of
the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators.

    Canada Lands Company Limited is a Crown corporation created by the
Government of Canada with a mandate to ensure the commercially oriented,
orderly disposition of selected surplus federal real properties with optimal
financial and community values to Canadians, and the holding of certain

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