OTTAWA, April 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointments of Dr. Robert Perlman of Montréal, and Ms. Sarah Kirby of Bedford, Nova Scotia, to the board of directors of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC). Dr. Perlman's appointment is for a five year term, while that of Ms. Kirby is for a four year term. Both appointments are effective April 5, 2012.
"I am pleased that Dr. Perlman and Ms. Kirby have agreed to serve on the TATC's board," said Minister Lebel. "They both bring an impressive wealth of knowledge and experience that will greatly benefit the tribunal."
Dr. Perlman holds degrees in psychology and medicine from McGill University, is certified in family medicine, is a fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and is certified in aviation medicine (King's College, London, UK). He is currently the chief executive officer and director of Mediservice, a medical clinic he founded in 1984 that provides commercial pilot and air traffic controller licensing exams for Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe. Dr. Perlman is also an attending physician and an associate professor of family medicine at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.
Ms. Sarah Kirby was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society as Barrister and Solicitor in 2000. She is currently the Assistant Dean, Student Services at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. From 2000 until 2011, she practiced law in various firms in Nova Scotia and made appearances in the Federal Court of Canada, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and the Nova Scotia Provincial Court. Ms. Kirby is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Maritime Law Association, the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association and the Eastern Admiralty Law Association.
The TATC is a multimodal tribunal that provides a recourse mechanism to the air, rail and marine sectors with respect to certain administrative actions taken by the Minister of Transport under various pieces of federal transportation legislation. The TATC holds review and appeal hearings at the request of persons affected by these administrative decisions.
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Ottawa
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