Appointments to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

    OTTAWA, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointments
of Mr. Alan Laing, Mr. Herbert Lee and Mr. Arnold Price Vaughan to the
Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC).
    "I am pleased that such fine Canadians have agreed to serve in these key
positions," said Minister Cannon. "Their collective experience and success in
a variety of fields, as well as their knowledge of the transportation sector,
will be tremendous assets to the tribunal."
    Mr. Alan Laing is currently an A340 captain with Air Canada. He started
his career as a pilot in 1972 and became a captain in 1985. During this time,
he was also director, Central Region for the Canadian Air Line Pilots
Association for two years, and later became the Association's president, a
position he held for one year. Mr. Laing is a director of the Fergus Scottish
Festival and Highland Games, a counsellor and advisor for the Trenton Air
Cadet Summer Training Centre, an officer of the 121 Squadron Royal Canadian
Air Cadets and a lecturer on technology at Confederation College. He has been
appointed to the TATC for four years.
    Mr. Herbert Lee is the managing director of LTA Holidays (Canada) Ltd., a
Vancouver-based travel agency. He is also a licensed private pilot and a
certified travel manager. Mr. Lee is a member of the Richmond Chamber of
Commerce, the Hong Kong Aviation Club and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Advisory Committee for Multiculturalism in Richmond and a past member of the
Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce. He has studied at Simon Fraser University, the
Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Royal Navy School in the United
Kingdom. He has been appointed to the TATC for three years.
    Mr. Arnold Price Vaughan began his career by enrolling in the Canadian
Armed Forces Regular Officers Training Plan as an officer cadet in 1966 and
was then trained as a military pilot. He served for 18 years in the regular
and reserve forces and gained senior officer status. He currently possesses
both Canadian and American airline transport pilot licences and is a captain
with Air Canada. Mr. Vaughan also owned three companies - Aerowest Aviation
Insurance, Avtec International and Carnegie Capital Management. He is a member
of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Aviation Security Association of
America International and the Council of Aviation Accreditation. Mr. Vaughan
holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Waterloo and a master of
business administration, with a major in aviation and international business,
from Concordia University. He has been appointed to the TATC for three years.

    The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada provides an independent
review process for anyone who has been given notice of an administrative or
enforcement action taken by the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
Communities; railway safety inspectors or the Canadian Transportation Agency
under various federal transportation Acts.

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