Private Sector Creates Atlantic Gateway Council

    HALIFAX, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - Thirteen individuals representing companies from
across the four Atlantic Provinces and Canada announced today that they are
creating a new Atlantic Gateway Council. The Council will consist entirely of
private sector representatives from a broad range of industries.
    Wes Armour, interim Chair of the Atlantic Gateway Council, said the
Council will "provide regional and global perspectives to support the ongoing
development of Atlantic Gateway initiatives. Our interests are to support
Canada's international trade competitiveness, and to ensure the greatest
possible long-term benefits to the entire Atlantic Region."
    The following individuals have committed to being part of the Council:
Joseph Randell, Jazz Air LP; Doug Rose, Halterm Limited; Henry Demone, High
Liner Foods Limited; Joseph Shannon, Atlantic Corporation Ltd.; David Ganong,
Ganong Bros. Limited; James Irving, Irving Pulp and Paper Limited; Wesley
Armour, Armour Transportation Systems.; Derek Oland, Moosehead Breweries
Limited; Captain Sidney Hynes, Oceanex Ltd.; Tanny (Bernard) Collins, P.F.
Collins; Wade MacLauchlan, University of Prince Edward Island; Francois
Hebert, CN; Patrick Sinnott, Canadian Tire Corporation.
    The Council will provide a strong business voice to inform the
development of the Atlantic Gateway, and will complement existing Gateway
Councils in Atlantic Canada.
    The Honorable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for
the Atlantic Gateway, said "I am very impressed with the calibre of the
business leaders on the council - it speaks volumes about the private sector's
belief in the potential of the Atlantic Gateway. I look forward to a
collaborative relationship with them over the coming months."

For further information:

For further information: Alisha Armour, Communications Coordinator,
Armour Transportation Systems, (506) 859-4540, (506) 961-2955 (cell),;

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