Minister Solberg announces appointment to CMHC Board

    OTTAWA, Jan. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of
Human Resources and Social Development, and Minister Responsible for Canada
Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced today the appointment of
Brian Johnston to CMHC's Board of Directors. Mr. Johnston will sit on the
board as a representative of the Ontario Region.
    "Mr. Johnston brings to the position extensive experience in land
development, home building, property management and real estate," said
Minister Solberg. "I am confident that Mr. Johnston's expertise will be of
tremendous value to CMHC and the millions of Canadians that the Corporation
    Mr. Johnston is a chartered accountant by profession. He is the President
of Monarch Corporation, one of Canada's oldest and largest real estate
companies. In addition to his responsibilities at Monarch Corporation,
Mr. Johnston is an active member within the homebuilding industry. He is a
past president of the Ontario Home Builders' Association. Mr. Johnston
obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
    Minister Solberg thanks outgoing board member Hugh Heron for his valuable
contribution to CMHC.

    As Canada's national housing agency, CMHC draws on more than 60 years of
experience to help Canadians access a variety of quality, environmentally
sustainable, and affordable homes - homes that will continue to create vibrant
and healthy communities and cities across the country.

For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Lesley Harmer, Director of
Communications, Office of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human
Resources and Social Development, (819) 994-2482

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