Appointment to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

    OTTAWA, June 8 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of
Mr. Michel Ferland to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC) for
a period of four years.
    "I am delighted that Mr. Ferland has agreed to serve on the TATC," said
Minister Cannon. "His legal expertise and human rights experience will be of
great benefit to the tribunal."
    Mr. Ferland holds a bachelor of arts degree from Collège Jean-De-Brébeuf,
and a licentiate in laws degree from the Université de Sherbrooke. He was
called to the Bar of Québec in 1973. He currently is a law associate with
Etude Ferland & Bélair of Joliette, Quebec. He entered into private practice
in 1973. He became a prosecutor for the city of Joliette in 1985, and was a
member of the Human Rights Tribunal Committee from 1991 to 1993. Mr. Ferland
is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, a member of and former legal
advisor to the Barreau des Laurentides, and a former member of the Comité pour
la pratique privée - (Barreau du Québec) - Tarification. He has been involved
in a number of community organizations in the Lanaudière region since 1973.

    The TATC, formerly the Civil Aviation Tribunal, provides an independent
review process for anyone who has been given notice of an administrative or
enforcement action taken by the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
Communities; railway safety inspectors or the Canadian Transportation Agency
under various federal transportation Acts.

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