Canada Lands Company Limited Announces Old Port of Montréal Corporation Board Appointments

    MONTREAL, June 26 /CNW/ - Following consultation with its shareholder,
the Government of Canada, Canada Lands Company Limited (CLCL) is pleased to
announce the appointment of two new members, and the reappointment of two
existing members to the board of directors of its wholly-owned subsidiary, the
Old Port of Montréal Corporation Inc.
    Appointed to the board for three-year terms effective July 1, 2009, are
the Hon. Gerry Weiner, PC and Mr. Anis A. Nazar, both of Montréal. Mr. Patrick
Kenniff and Ms. Tasha Kheiriddin, also of Montréal, are reappointed to the
board for three-year terms.
    "I am extremely pleased that all of these talented individuals have
agreed to serve or to continue serving as board members," said CLCL Chairman
Marc Rochon. "All of them bring a strong sense of community commitment to the
Corporation's board and we look forward to working with them as the
Corporation continues its efforts to revitalize the south-west Old Port and
downtown areas."
    Mr. Bernard Roy and Mr. Claude Thibault both step down from the board
after more than two years of service, with Mr. Roy acting as Chair of the
Board over that entire period. Mr. Rochon stated that Mssrs. Roy and Thibault
were both to be thanked for their unwavering commitment to the Old Port of
Montréal Corporation and to enhancing the operations of this organization.
    The Old Port of Montréal Corporation was created by the Government of
Canada in 1981 with the mandate of managing and promoting the development of
the Old Port of Montréal's territory, which covers 47.3 hectares (116.9 acres)
and lies along the St. Lawrence River near the centre of one of North
America's most vibrant and exciting cities. The Corporation promotes
sustainable development of this recreational and tourist property for the
benefit of all Montréalers and Canadians.
    CLCL is a federal Crown corporation and through its real estate
subsidiary, optimizes the financial and community value obtained from surplus
properties no longer required by the Government of Canada. The company is
self-financing and implements innovative property solutions to create strong
and competitive communities wherever it operates. It is presently undertaking
the redevelopment of Montréal's New Harbourfront area, beginning with a site
known as "Les Bassins du Nouveau Havre."
    We are pleased to provide the attached brief biographical notes of the
new board members, highlighting their experience and skills.

    The Honourable Gerry Weiner, PC

    The Honourable Gerry Weiner has served in both municipal and federal
politics, including as federal Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship
from 1991 to 1993. He is the Chairman of the Board of Québec's Centre for
Literacy. Mr. Weiner also serves on the Board of the Foundation for Vital
Aging and is a Vice-President of the Canadian Friends of Haifa University.

    Anis A. Nazar

    With a Bachelor's degree in Architecture as well as a Master's degree in
Urban Planning, Anis Nazar has been practicing architecture for more than 30
years. Since founding his own architecture firm in 1982, Mr. Nazar and his
team have completed more than 400 projects. In addition to his professional
accomplishments, Mr. Nazar has been an active member of numerous community

For further information:

For further information: Gordon McIvor, Vice President, Strategic
Acquisitions, Public and Government Affairs, Canada Lands Company CLC Limited
(, (416) 952-6111,

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