Appointment to the National Capital Commission

    OTTAWA, Oct. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment
of Ms. Marie Lemay as chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Capital
Commission (NCC).
    "I am pleased that Ms. Lemay has accepted this leadership role," said
Minister Cannon. "Her experience and success in public administration and
engineering will be tremendous assets to the NCC."
    Ms. Marie Lemay has been the chief executive officer of the Canadian
Council of Professional Engineers since 2000. She has worked in municipal
government for 15 years, managing infrastructure and new project development
for the City of Gatineau, and occupying the position of director general of
the municipality of Chelsea. Ms. Lemay has been a member of the Quebec
government Expert Committee on the renewal of the Engineering Act in Québec,
and vice-president of the Association of Municipal Engineers of Quebec. She is
a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. She holds a bachelor's degree
in civil engineering from the University of Ottawa and a diploma in public
administration from the Ecole nationale d'administration publique. Ms. Lemay
has been appointed as CEO of the NCC for a term of five years, effective
January 7, 2008.
    Through the Federal Accountability Act, responsibility for the NCC's CEO
and chair of the board duties was split into two separate positions, with the
chair as a part-time position and the CEO role as a full-time position. The
chair position was filled by the appointment of Mr. Russell Mills in May 2007.
    "I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Micheline Dubé for
her contribution as CEO since April 2007," added Minister Cannon. "Her
leadership and professionalism during this time of change for the NCC have
been greatly appreciated."

    The NCC is a Crown corporation that was created by Parliament in 1958 as
the steward of federal lands and buildings in the National Capital Region. The
NCC mandate is to prepare plans for the development, conservation and
improvement of the National Capital Region to reflect its national
significance as the seat of the Government of Canada and to organize, sponsor
and promote public activities and events in the National Capital Region to
enrich the cultural and social fabric of Canada.

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