Appointment to the National Capital Commission

    OTTAWA, Dec. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of
Mr. Richard Jennings to the board of directors of the National Capital
Commission (NCC).
    "I am pleased that Mr. Jennings has accepted to take on this important
role," said Minister Cannon. "His experience in municipal affairs in the
National Capital Region will be a tremendous asset to the NCC."
    Mr. Richard Jennings attended the University of Ottawa, Carleton
University and Algonquin College. He received his Class B teaching diploma in
1965 from the Québec Department of Education. He has served the National
Capital Region in a variety of roles for over 40 years, including 30 years as
a teacher at the elementary and secondary levels. Following his teaching
career, Mr. Jennings spent 13 years as a city councillor. He was a member of
the Aylmer City Council from 1991 to 2002, and then became a member of the new
Gatineau City Council, until 2005. While a council member, Mr. Jennings served
in a number of roles, including as president of the 'Commission municipale des
loisirs et des sports' and participated in the development of recreation and
sports policy. He was also a member of the city's budget committee and a
member of the Consultative Committee on Urban Planning. He has been appointed
to the board of directors of the NCC for a term of two years.

    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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