Appointments to the Port Alberni Port Authority - Two-year mandates for Mr. Allan Robert Haggard and Mr. Dennis Lawrence Jonsson

OTTAWA, June 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointments of Mr. Allan Robert Haggard, and Mr. Dennis Lawrence Jonsson both from Port Alberni, British Columbia, to the board of directors of the Port Alberni Port Authority for terms of two years.

Mr. Haggard is a building technologist who has owned a civil construction management company specializing in major waterfront development and improvement projects for over 30 years. He has been involved as a contractor and/or construction manager in several marine projects in Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Port Moody, Delta, among other British Columbia cities. He is currently the remediation construction manager on the Pacific Place project, and volunteering as project manager for improvements to the domestic water system in a rural community in the Alberni Valley.

Mr. Jonsson owned a General Motors (GM) dealership for 27 years. He also served as a director of the GM BC Marketing Advisory Board and the GM Goodwrench Service Marketing Advisory Board. For the past 20 years, he has been involved in the Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department, and has been a first responder for the past 13 years. He also sits on the City of Port Alberni Harbour Quay Committee, on the BC Court of Revision, and on the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

Quick Facts

  • The Port Alberni Port Authority manages the port of Port Alberni under the Canada Marine Act.
  • Its mission is to help increase maritime trade and marine commerce by providing a professional service that respects the environment, the community and port users.


"The Port Alberni Port Authority will benefit from Mr. Haggard's waterfront construction and development expertise, and Mr. Jonsson's business operation experience. I am pleased they have chosen to accept these director positions."

The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport

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Port Alberni Port Authority


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SOURCE Transport Canada

For further information: Zach Segal, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700

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