Appointments to the National Capital Commission

    OTTAWA, Oct. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointments
of Mr. Kory Bobrow and Ms. Jacquelin Holzman to the board of directors of the
National Capital Commission (NCC).
    "I am pleased that these appointees have accepted to take on these new
roles," said Minister Cannon. "Their collective experience and successes in a
variety of fields will be tremendous assets to the NCC."
    Mr. Kory Bobrow studied political science at Carleton University in
Ottawa. He began his career as a financial advisor for Marleau Lemire
Securities, where he was employed for four years. He moved to Midland Walwyn
Capital as an investment advisor in 1996. Mr. Bobrow has since been employed
at the successor firms, Merrill Lynch Canada and currently, CIBC Wood Gundy.
He is a recipient of the 2007 MS Leadership Award and served on the board of
St. George's High School of Montreal, as the Alumni Representative. He is also
a founding member of the BNI Canada Corporate Connections Executive 1 Chapter
and is currently a member of the fundraising committee of the Learning
Associates of Montreal. Mr. Bobrow has been appointed to the NCC board for a
term of four years.
    Ms. Jacquelin Holzman is a former mayor of the City of Ottawa. After
leaving the mayor's office she became chair of the Ottawa Congress Centre
until she retired in 2003. She is currently chair of the Ottawa Health
Research Institute and was an honorary lieutenant colonel of the Cameron
Highlanders of Ottawa. Ms. Holzman served on the Algonquin College Board of
Governors and as co-chair of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. In 1998, she
was named Consumers Choice Awards "Woman of the Year" and in 2001, she
received the St. Joe's Women's Centre "Quality of Life Award." Ms. Holzman has
been appointed to the NCC board for a term of two years.

    The NCC is a Crown corporation that was created by Parliament in 1958 as
the steward of federal lands and buildings in the National Capital Region. The
NCC mandate is to prepare plans for the development, conservation and
improvement of the National Capital Region to reflect its national
significance as the seat of the Government of Canada and to organize, sponsor
and promote public activities and events in the National Capital Region to
enrich the cultural and social fabric of Canada.

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