Appointment to Canada Post Corporation

    OTTAWA, June 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment
of Ms. Siân M. Matthews as a member of the Canada Post Corporation board of
directors for a period of four years.
    "I am very pleased that Ms. Matthews has agreed to serve on the board of
Canada Post," said Minister Cannon. "Her expertise in law and her service as
director and trustee of several private foundations will be an important
addition to the skills already at the board's disposal."
    Ms. Siân M. Matthews holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University
of Waterloo, a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Ottawa and was
called to the Alberta Bar in 1985. She is currently a tax partner at Bennett
Jones LLP, and her practice focuses on personal tax planning, trusts, estate
planning, charity law, wealth management and wealth preservation. Ms. Matthews
has a national profile in the areas of tax planning, trust and charity law.
She writes regularly for legal journals, and speaks at national and
international conferences on tax law. Her professional involvements include
memberships to the Law Society of Alberta, the Estate Planning Council of
Calgary, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Bar Association. She has
been an instructor at the Bar Admission Course and a sessional instructor at
the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary.

    Canada Post Corporation is a Crown corporation and the seventh largest
employer in Canada. It serves approximately 31 million Canadians and more than
one million businesses and public institutions. Each working day, it delivers
approximately 37 million pieces of mail to more than 13 million addresses in

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