Appointment to the Oshawa Harbour Commission

    OTTAWA, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of
Mr. Bruce Wright to the Oshawa Harbour Commission, for a term of three years.
    "Mr. Wright's extensive experience in business and management, as well as
his knowledge of the transportation sector, will serve him well as he takes on
his duties at the Oshawa Harbour Commission," said Minister Cannon. "I am
pleased that he has agreed to take on this responsibility."
    Mr. Wright is the owner of B & G Truck and Trailer Repairs, a heavy truck
and bus repair business in the Oshawa area. He is also a member of the Oshawa
Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Wright acquired a private pilot's licence in 1960,
when he was president of Oshawa's Lions Club. After completing his
apprenticeship for a mechanic's licence for both trucks and autos, he managed
a successful auto repair business for over 10 years. Mr. Wright then moved on
to work for Ontario Hydro in the fleet maintenance sector for another 10
years, and later operated a transport company specializing in boat and marine
haulage. Throughout his career, he has also served on the boards of the
Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Licence Appeals Tribunal.
    The Port of Oshawa, located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, has a
long history of commercial shipping and trading. It is capable of
accommodating any size or type of vessel entering the St. Lawrence Seaway
System, and providing shippers with a wide range of cargo handling equipment
and a labour force experienced in handling all types of cargo. The Port of
Oshawa plays a major role in the economic development of the region by
providing cost effective access to the highly industrialized centres of
south-central Ontario, the north-eastern United States and overseas.

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