OTTAWA, March 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointments of Mr. Alain Sans Cartier of L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, and Mr. Andrew Paterson of Winnipeg, Manitoba, to the board of directors of the Canada Post Corporation. Each appointment is for a four-year term, effective March 1, 2012.
"I am pleased that Mr. Sans Cartier and Mr. Paterson have agreed to serve on the Canada Post board," said Minister Lebel. "These appointments will bring the corporation a wealth of knowledge and experience in strategic counselling, business management and government relations."
Mr. Sans Cartier holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science from the Université de Montréal. He is currently senior director of Citoyen Optimum in Quebec City, where he provides strategic counseling services in communication and public affairs. From 1999 to 2003, and in 2009-2010, he worked as a communication consultant for numerous public and private organizations. In 2007, he was the chief of staff for the leader of the opposition at the Quebec National Assembly. In the 1990s, he served in the office of the mayor of the City of Montreal as director of communications.
Mr. Paterson is president and chief executive officer of Paterson GlobalFoods Inc., a private company in the agricultural sector doing business directly and indirectly in 118 different countries around the world. He now serves as chairman of the Alliance Grain Terminal and of the Western Grain Elevator Association and is a member of the Business Council of Manitoba. In February of 2009, Mr. Paterson was appointed as honourary colonel of the Fort Garry Horse Regiment. In 2006 he created a First Nations Apprenticeship Program by establishing an endowment fund with the Lake of the Woods Foundation, giving First Nations youth an opportunity for first-time employment in Northwestern Ontario.
The Canada Post Corporation is a Crown corporation and one of the largest employers in Canada. In 2009, Canada Post delivered approximately 11 billion pieces of mail to 15 million residential and business addresses.
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Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Ottawa
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