Appointment to the Royal Canadian Mint

    OTTAWA, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's Transport Minister, John Baird,
today announced the appointment of Mr. James Barton Love of Islington,
Ontario, to the position of chair of the board of directors of the Royal
Canadian Mint for a period of five years, effective April 23, 2009.
    "I am pleased that Mr. Love has agreed to serve as chair of the Royal
Canadian Mint's board of directors," said Minister Baird. "His knowledge and
experience will serve as a great asset to the board and to the entire
organization." Mr. Love is currently chair of the board's Governance and
Nominating Committee. He was appointed vice-chairman of the board of directors
on November 3, 2008.
    "The board has benefited from Mr. Love's expertise since his appointment
to the board of directors of the Royal Canadian Mint on October 30, 2006,"
added the Honourable Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport). "His
skills will continue to serve the board well."
    Mr. Love is a partner in the law firm Love and Whalen in Toronto. He
holds a master of laws degree and bachelor of laws degree from Osgoode Hall
Law School, Toronto, and a bachelor of arts from McGill University. Since
2002, he has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Legacy Private
Trust. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1992. Mr. Love has practised in the
areas of federal and provincial income, sales and other taxes, acquisitions,
mergers and corporate reorganizations. His professional memberships include
the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian
Tax Foundation.

    The Mint is a for-profit Crown corporation with a mandate to produce
circulation and non-circulation coins (for Canada and other countries), manage
the domestic coinage system and provide advice to the Minister of Finance on
all matters related to coinage. The mandate also extends to the production and
marketing of bullion and related refinery products and services for profit.

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