June 22, 2009 14:04 ET

Transport Canada: Appointment to the National Capital Commission

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State (National Capital Commission), the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, today announced the appointment of Mr. Peter Burgener of Calgary, Alberta, to the board of directors of the National Capital Commission for a term of four years.

"Mr. Burgener's expertise in urban design, planning and architecture will be a terrific asset to the National Capital Commission," said Minister Cannon. "His contribution will be invaluable to the important work of the Board."

Mr. Burgener is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He is currently a Member of the Building Code Regulation Review for the City of Calgary. He served as a member of the Calgary Planning Commission and the Development Appeal Board. He is the recipient of both regional and national awards in planning and design, and served as the President of the Alberta Association of Architects. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Burgener wrote a bi-weekly column for the Calgary Herald entitled "Urban Thinking." He has also been involved in a broad range of community activities.

The National Capital Commission is a Crown corporation that was created in 1959 as the steward of federal lands and buildings in the National Capital Region. Its mandate is to prepare plans for the development, conservation and improvement of the National Capital Region, to reflect its national significance as the seat of the Government of Canada and to organize, sponsor and promote public activities and events in the National Capital Region to enrich the cultural and social fabric of Canada.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Canada's Transport Minister
    John Baird, Ottawa
    Chris Day - Press Secretary
    Office of Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister
    and Minister of State (NCC) - Lawrence Cannon, Ottawa
    Catherine Loubier - Director of Communications