OTTAWA, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointments of Mr. Brad Caldwell and Dr. Trevor Jain to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC).

"I'm very pleased that these distinguished professionals have agreed to serve on the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada," said Minister Strahl. "Their vast experience in the transportation, legal and medical fields will be tremendous assets to the tribunal."

Mr. Caldwell holds a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Victoria Law School and an advanced mediation certificate. He practised law since his admission to the British Columbia bar in 1986, with an emphasis on maritime and fisheries litigation, general commercial litigation and administrative law. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Caldwell gained practical experience in the marine industry as a fisherman, deckhand, commercial diver and longshoreman. His professional associations include the Canadian Maritime Law Association, the Law Society of British Columbia and the Marine Insurance Association of British Columbia. Mr. Caldwell has been appointed to the TATC for a term of three years.

Dr. Jain holds a bachelor of science degree in biology and computer science from Acadia University as well as a medical degree from Dalhousie University, and pursued further studies in medicine at the University of Ottawa and Queen's University. He is currently an attending physician in emergency medicine at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and serves as coroner for the Prince Edward Island Department of Justice and Public Safety. Dr. Jain has served as a family physician, a clinical director for a NATO hospital unit in Bosnia and as a pathology operations officer for the Swissair 111 accident investigation. He has flown commercial aircraft and was an infantry officer with the Department of National Defence. His professional affiliations include the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, the Canadian College of Family Physicians, the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association. Dr. Jain has been appointed to the TATC for a term of four years. 

The TATC provides an independent review process for anyone who has been given notice of an administrative or enforcement action taken by the Minister of Transport, railway safety inspectors or the Canadian Transportation Agency under various federal transportation acts.

SOURCE Transport Canada

For further information:

John Babcock
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Chuck Strahl
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure
and Communities, Ottawa
Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa

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