Appointment to the Windsor Port Authority

    OTTAWA, Dec. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of
Mr. Armando F. Deluca of Windsor, Ontario, to the board of directors of the
Windsor Port Authority for a period of three years.
    "I am pleased that Mr. Deluca has agreed to serve as a member of the
board of the Windsor Port Authority," said Minister Cannon. "His experience in
municipal, corporate and commercial law, and on several boards of directors
will be an important asset to the Authority."
    Mr. Deluca earned a bachelor of laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School
and has worked in private practice. He has been active in the community over
many years, becoming involved with the United Way of Windsor and Essex County,
the Windsor Housing Authority and the board of governors of the Windsor
Western Hospital. He is also a past chair of the board of directors of the
Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor.
    On July 1, 1999, the Windsor Port Authority replaced the Windsor Harbour
Commission and became one of 19 independently managed Canada Port Authorities
created under the Canada Marine Act. Under its mandate, the Windsor Port
Authority has greater management flexibility, including increased freedom to
enter into contracts and leases related to land and facilities; to set tariffs
and fees; and to borrow money from commercial sources.

    The Port of Windsor is the third-largest Canadian Great Lakes port. Cargo
shipments include aggregates, salt, grain, fluorspar, lumber, steel,
petroleum, vehicles and heavy lift equipment. For the period from January 1,
2007, to August 31, 2007, the port processed 1,537 ships and 3,018,189 tonnes
of cargo.

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