Seven directors appointed to the recently amalgamated organization
OTTAWA, Feb. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced appointments to The Federal Bridge Corporation.
Ms. Connie Graham from London, Ontario and Ms. Micheline Dubé from Ottawa, Ontario have been appointed as the chairperson and the chief executive officer respectively, for five-year and four-year terms. Five other directors have also been appointed: Mr. Gary Atkinson from Wyoming, Ontario (four-year term), Ms. Pascale Daigneault from Sarnia, Ontario (three-year term), Ms. Diana Dodge from Brockville, Ontario (three-year term), Mr. Rick Talvitie from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (four-year term), and Ms Deborah Tropea from Cornwall, Ontario (three-year term).
- On February 1, 2015, a parent crown corporation was established through the amalgamation of The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL); its subsidiary, the St. Mary's River Bridge Company (SMRBC); and the Blue Water Bridge Authority (BWBA), another parent crown corporation. The amalgamated corporation will be named "The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited".
- The newly amalgamated Federal Bridge Corporation Limited has a mandate to provide the highest level of stewardship of the Canadian interests in the Blue Water Bridge in Point Edward, Ontario; the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall, Ontario; the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and the Thousand Islands Bridge at Lansdowne, Ontario, and ensure that the bridges and associated infrastructure are safe, secure, efficient, environmentally sound and well-maintained. It is responsible for the oversight of these bridges including the provision of safe and secure infrastructure for the efficient transportation of passengers and goods and support of Canada-U.S. trade.
"The amalgamation announced today will allow the sharing of best practices in the operation and management of these international bridges, and will ensure consistency in service levels and security protocols.
"I am very pleased about these appointments to the recently amalgamated Federal Bridge Corporation Limited. Their combined experience will ensure a strong team to lead this new entity."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
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SOURCE Transport Canada
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