Appointment to the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited

    OTTAWA, Aug. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of
Mr. Arthur Hamilton as chairperson of the board of directors of the Federal
Bridge Corporation Limited for a term of five years.
    "I am very pleased that Mr. Hamilton has agreed to serve as chairperson,"
said Minister Cannon. "His professional experience will continue to be an
asset to the Corporation."
    Mr. Hamilton graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the University
of Toronto and a bachelor of laws from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called
to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in February 1997.
    In 1996, he joined Cassels Brock & Blackwell as an articling student, in
1997 as an associate, and became a partner in January 2003. His current work
focuses on energy matters, corporate governance and contract disputes, as well
as alternative dispute resolution issues.
    Mr. Hamilton is also a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the
Canadian Bar Association, the Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association, the
American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
    The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited and its subsidiary organizations
engage in a range of activities to ensure that the bridges, tunnels, roadways
and other structures under their control are safe, modern, efficient,
environmentally sound and well maintained.

    Incorporated in 1998, the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited is
responsible for the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc., the Seaway
International Bridge Corporation Ltd. and the management of the Canadian half
of the Thousand Islands International Bridge and the Sault Ste. Marie
International Bridge.

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