Appointments to the Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund

    OTTAWA, Jan. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment
of Mr. Alfred H. E. Popp as administrator, and the appointment of Mr. Pierre
Adam as deputy administrator, of the Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund.
    "I am delighted that these distinguished individuals will serve in these
roles," said Minister Cannon. "With their extensive legal and business
administration experience, respectively, I am confident they will bring a
wealth of expertise to the management of this important fund."
    Mr. Alfred H. E. Popp holds a bachelor of laws from Rhodes University and
a master of laws from the University of Ottawa. He became a member of the
British Columbia Bar in 1968 and was awarded Queen's Counsel in 1986. Prior to
his retirement in 2005, he was a lawyer in private practice and government for
over 40 years. He devoted many of these years to the development of Canadian
and international maritime law, and has retained an active interest in these
areas since his retirement. In 2006, he became the secretary treasurer of the
Canadian Maritime Law Association, and later that year he was elected to serve
on the board of directors of the Association of Maritime Arbitrators of
Canada. He continues to serve on the academic committee of the International
Maritime Law Institute. Mr. Popp has been appointed as administrator of the
Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund for a term of four years.
    Mr. Pierre Adam earned a bachelor's degree in accounting sciences and a
certificate in administrative sciences from l'Université de Montréal. He
currently serves as director, international business development for Experco
International (Teknika HBA international division), a consulting engineering
firm. In 1976, he founded a chartered accountant office, along with two
partners, before merging with an international chartered accountants firm in
1988. As vice-president, he was responsible for business development and
several international projects in fields such as institutional support,
reinforcement of small and micro enterprises and training of new
entrepreneurs. Mr. Adam has been appointed as deputy administrator of the
Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund for a term of three years.

    The Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund came into force in April 1989 through
amendments to the Canada Shipping Act. The fund is liable to pay claims for
oil pollution damage or anticipated damages caused by the discharge of oil
from a ship at any place in Canada, or in Canadian waters including the
exclusive economic zone.

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