June 22, 2009 16:12 ET

Transport Canada: Appointment to the Thunder Bay Port Authority

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - Canada's Transport Minister, John Baird, today announced the appointment of Mr. Lorne G. Crawford of Dryden, Ontario, to the board of directors of the Thunder Bay Port Authority for a term of two years.

"I am very pleased that Mr. Crawford has agreed to serve on the board of directors of the Thunder Bay Port Authority," said Minister Baird. "He brings extensive business experience to the port authority and his previous experience with the board will be a particular asset going forward."

Mr. Crawford holds a bachelor's degree in forest engineering from the University of New Brunswick. He has had a long career in the forestry industry, beginning with Northwood Pulp and Paper in Prince George, British Columbia, where he worked as a logging engineer and heavy equipment operator. He later became a manager of woodlands operations with Avenor Inc. in Thunder Bay and Dryden. Since 1998, he has been owner and president of Northwest Strategies Inc., a forestry consulting company. Mr. Crawford has considerable experience as a member of various committees and boards of directors, having served previously on the board of directors of the Thunder Bay Port Authority, the Port Arthur General Hospital and the Dryden District Hospital. Currently he is a member of the board of directors for Ornge (formerly Ontario Air Ambulance) and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

The Thunder Bay Port Authority is the Canada Port Authority (CPA) established to manage the Port of Thunder Bay under the Canada Marine Act. Seventeen CPAs now make up Canada's national port system. The CPAs are non-share capital corporations incorporated under the Canada Marine Act and are of strategic significance to Canada's trade. Their effective operation contributes to Canada's global competitiveness as a trading nation.

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Contact Information

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