Reappointment to the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority



    OTTAWA, Aug. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the reappointment
of Mr. John Lopinski to the board of directors of the Buffalo and Fort Erie
Public Bridge Authority for a period of one year.
    "I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Mr. Lopinski to the board
of directors of the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority," said
Minister Cannon. "His accounting experience and commitment to community
service have been valuable assets to the authority since 1994."
    Mr. Lopinski received his chartered accountant designation in 1968 and is
a resident partner of Crawford Smith & Swallow Chartered Accountants LLP at
the Port Colborne office. He is also a member of regional, provincial and
national associations of chartered accountants. He currently serves his
community in the Rotary Club of Port Colborne and the Knights of Columbus. He
also serves as director for the City of Port Colborne Community Foundation and
the Niagara Health System Foundation.
    The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, a bi-national bridge
authority, has owned and operated the Peace Bridge since 1933. The bridge,
which was opened to traffic in 1927, spans the Niagara River between Fort
Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York. The authority has a 10-member board with
an equal number of representatives from Canada and the United States.




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