Appointment to Marine Atlantic Inc.

    OTTAWA, Sept. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment
of Wayne Follett as President and CEO of Marine Atlantic Inc. board of
directors, for a period of five years.
    "I am pleased that Mr. Follett has accepted this appointment to Marine
Atlantic Inc.," said Minister Cannon. "He is an experienced executive who has
led progressively larger organizations involving marine operations.
Mr. Follett will bring new leadership to Marine Atlantic Inc. and help improve
and maintain this vital transportation service."
    Mr. Follett is a Certified General Accountant who has worked as a federal
executive for the past 17 years. He is the former Regional Director General,
Newfoundland Region, at Fisheries and Oceans Canada and was previously
Regional Director of the Canadian Coast Guard in the same region. Mr. Follett
also served in a number of other senior management positions on the federal
public service and was a member and economic advisor on the Task Force on
Northern Cod.

    Marine Atlantic Inc. is a federal Crown corporation that reports to
Parliament through the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
The Corporation provides a constitutionally mandated passenger and commercial
marine transportation system between the Island of Newfoundland and the
Province of Nova Scotia. Its mission is to provide a safe, environmentally
responsible, and quality ferry service between the Island of Newfoundland and
the Province of Nova Scotia in a reliable, courteous and cost-effective

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