Appointment to the Montreal Port Authority

    OTTAWA, June 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment
of Ms. Anik Trudel of Montreal, Quebec, to the board of directors of the
Montreal Port Authority for a term of three years.
    "I am very pleased that Ms. Trudel has agreed to serve on the Montreal
Port Authority's board of directors," said Minister Cannon. "Her experience in
law and business will serve the board well."
    Ms. Trudel earned a minor of arts in political science from Université de
Montréal in 1984 and a bachelor's degree in law from the same university in
1987. She was called to the bar in Quebec in 1988 and practised law with
Stikeman Elliott LLP until 2006, specializing in civil and commercial
litigation. She then began a new career as a consultant and certified coach,
co-founding the firm Trait d'Union Branding Employeur inc. In August 2008,
Ms. Trudel will become vice-president of Corporate Communications and Employee
Engagement for Edelman, a leading global public relations firm.

    The Montreal Port Authority is the Canada Port Authority (CPA)
established to manage the Port of Montreal under the Canada Marine Act. As a
CPA, the Montreal Port Authority benefits from greater management flexibility,
including increased freedom to develop contracts and borrow money from
commercial lenders.

    The Port of Montreal is one of the busiest inland ports in the world and
a key transfer point for transatlantic cargo. The port is also one of Canada's
top container ports and a leader in terms of market share for metric tonnes of
containerized cargo in Quebec, Ontario, and the midwestern and northeastern
United States.

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