Appointment to Ridley Terminals Inc.

    OTTAWA, Feb. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of
Mr. Douglas I. Knowles to the board of directors of Ridley Terminals Inc. for
a term of two years.
    "I am pleased to announce that Mr. Knowles has agreed to serve on the
board of directors of Ridley Terminals Inc.," said Minister Cannon. "His
knowledge of commercial law will be invaluable to the corporation."
    Mr. Knowles earned a juris doctorate from the University of California at
Davis in 1971. Named a Queen's counsel in 2001, he specializes in corporate
restructuring and insolvency law, and currently practises with the firm of
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and law
schools and is also a member of numerous professional organizations, including
the Law Society of British Columbia, the Law Society of Alberta, the Law
Society of Yukon, the Canadian Bar Association and the State Bar Association
of California. He has been mentioned as being among the leading 500 lawyers in
Canada in Lexpert/American Lawyer, as well as in An International Who's Who of
Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers and in The Best Lawyers in Canada. In
addition, he has served as director of the B.C. Lions Society for Children
with Disabilities and as a member of the board of governors of Ballet British

    Ridley Terminals Inc. is located on Ridley Island in Prince Rupert,
British Columbia, at the end of CN's northern rail line. It is a federal Crown
corporation that owns and operates a bulk handling terminal for the efficient
and reliable movement of coal and other bulk commodities from trains onto
ships, on land leased from the Prince Rupert Port Authority. The terminal was
built in the early 1980s to support the development of the coal industry in
the northeast of the province.

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