Appointment to Canada Post Corporation

    OTTAWA, Aug. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of
Mr. Robert B. Pletch as a member of the Canada Post Corporation board of
directors for a period of four years.
    "I am very pleased that Mr. Pletch has agreed to serve on the board of
Canada Post," said Minister Cannon. "His expertise in law and his impressive
record of community service will be welcome contributions to the skills
already at the board's disposal."
    Mr. Pletch holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of
Saskatchewan and a bachelor of laws degree from Queen's University. He was
admitted to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1972 and was appointed Queen's Counsel
in 1989. Mr. Pletch is currently Chairman of MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP,
and is one of their senior partners in the commercial and corporate areas. He
was President of the Law Society of Saskatchewan in 1992, and currently serves
his community as Director and Chairman of the Board of the Saskatchewan
Roughrider Football Club Inc., as a volunteer leader for the United Way of
Regina, and as Immediate Past Director and Member of the Executive Committee,
Hospitals of Regina Foundation.

    Canada Post Corporation is a Crown corporation and one of the largest
employers in Canada. It serves approximately 33 million Canadians and more
than one million businesses and public institutions. In 2006, Canada Post
employees delivered 11.6 billion pieces of mail to more than 14 million
addresses in Canada.

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