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TRANSPORT CANADA

July 31, 2009 17:29 ET

Appointment to the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 31, 2009) - Canada's Transport Minister, John Baird, today announced the appointment of Mr. J. Keith Robson of Dundas, Ontario, as chair of the board of directors of the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited for a term of four years.

"I am pleased that Mr. Robson has agreed to serve on the board of directors of the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited," said Baird. "His diverse experience in both public- and private-sector organizations, large and small, will prove invaluable to the corporation."

"I am confident the board will benefit from Mr. Robson's diverse business expertise," said the Honourable Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport). "He brings considerable skill and experience to the position."

Mr. Robson holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Aston in Birmingham, UK. He is president and chief executive officer of JKR & Associates Inc., a firm that consults in transportation, international marketing and promotion, strategic planning, and corporate governance and restructuring. He is also a former president and chief executive officer of the Hamilton Port Authority, and was president and chief executive officer of CP Trucks/Interlink Freight Systems. Active in various business and community associations, Mr. Robson is a founding member of the Southern Ontario Gateway Council and the Ontario Marine Transportation Forum, as well as former chair of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Currently he is chair of the Transportation Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Incorporated in 1998, the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited is responsible for the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc., and the Seaway International Bridge Corporation Ltd., as well as the management of the Canadian half of the Thousand Islands International Bridge and the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge.

The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited and its subsidiary organizations engage in a range of activities to ensure that the bridges, tunnels, roadways and other structures under their control are safe, modern, efficient, environmentally sound and well maintained.

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Contact Information

  • Chris Day
    Press Secretary
    Office of Canada's Transport Minister,
    John Baird, Ottawa
    613-991-0700