OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of Mr. Simon Barker to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC) as a part time member for a four-year term.
"I am pleased that the TATC will benefit from Mr. Barker's extensive expertise in domestic and international legislation, as well as his in-depth knowledge of transportation law, particularly related to the marine sector ," said Minister Lebel.
Mr. Barker received his early academic training in the United Kingdom at the University of Wales and his Canadian degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over the course of the past 27 years he has focused on transportation and insurance matters, and on the marine industry in particular. His clients have included both the public and private sector, here in Canada and internationally. Before his legal career, Mr. Barker worked in the insurance business, first as an adjuster and then a broker. As a lawyer, Mr. Barker has worked with the Canadian Department of Justice, as a sole practitioner in association with a firm in Western Canada and as counsel to a firm in Toronto, Ontario. He has also worked as a mediator with the United Nations in Cyprus. While with the Canadian Coast Guard in the 1990s, Mr. Barker helped draft amendments to the Canada Shipping Act and other pieces of federal legislation and their underlying regulations. Mr. Barker currently lives in Peterborough, Ontario with his wife, Seabourne and their two children.
The TATC is a multimodal tribunal that provides a recourse mechanism to the air, rail and marine sectors with respect to certain administrative actions taken by the Minister of Transport under various pieces of federal transportation legislation. The TATC holds review and appeal hearings at the request of persons affected by these administrative decisions.
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Ottawa
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