Appointment to Toronto Port Authority

    OTTAWA, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment
of Mr. Mark McQueen to the Toronto Port Authority's board of directors as a
users' representative, for a term of three years. Mr. McQueen is the president
and chief executive officer of Wellington Financial LP, a Canadian specialty
finance firm.
    "I am pleased that Mr. McQueen has agreed to serve on the board of the
Toronto Port Authority," said Minister Cannon. "His expertise in financial
services as well as his broad experience with boards of directors will serve
the board well."
    After completing his studies at the University of Western Ontario in
1988, Mr. McQueen worked as an executive assistant and advisor in the Office
of the Prime Minister of Canada. In 1993 he joined a Canadian chartered bank,
serving in both corporate and investment banking roles until 2000. He was
managing director and head of technology investment banking of an independent
investment bank from January 2000 until December 2004, when he joined
Wellington Financial on a full-time basis. He serves on the boards of the
Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, and Nexient Learning
Inc. He is also a past member of the board of governors of the University of
Western Ontario and the board of directors of EnGlobe Corp., Intrinsyc
Software and Top Aces Inc.

    The Toronto Port Authority was established to manage the Port of Toronto.
It benefits from greater management flexibility, including increased freedom
to develop contracts and borrow money from commercial lenders.
    The Port of Toronto, situated in the downtown core of Canada's largest
city, provides transportation, distribution, storage and container services to
businesses in the Greater Toronto Area, and serves as an important link to
other ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System. Immediate access to
marine, highway and rail facilities makes the port a transportation hub for
Ontario, northwestern Quebec, upstate New York and Ohio. In 2006, the port
handled over 2.1 million tonnes of cargo.

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