June 19, 2009 16:53 ET

Appointment to Canada Post Corporation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 19, 2009) - Canada's Minister of State (Transport), the Honourable Rob Merrifield, today announced the appointment of the Honourable Stewart McInnes of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to the board of directors of Canada Post Corporation for a term of four years.

"Mr. McInnes brings many years of experience in the public and private sector to the Canada Post Corporation," said Minister Merrifield. "His understanding of the operations of public and private sector organizations will be invaluable to the important work of the board of directors of the Corporation."

Mr. McInnes was senior partner with McInnes Cooper in Halifax from 1961 to 1999. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1984 where he served in several key portfolios. He was involved in many organizations and institutions throughout Nova Scotia, covering a wide range of issues, including Dalhousie University, the United Way of Halifax, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Hearing and Speech Clinic and Tall Ships Nova Scotia. Since 1973, Mr. McInnes has actively participated in fundraising activities throughout the province. He is the recipient of both regional and national awards that pay tribute to his distinguished law career as well as his generous volunteer activities.

The Canada Post Corporation is a Crown corporation and one of the largest employers in Canada. Each working day, it delivers approximately 45 million pieces of mail to more than 15 million addresses in Canada.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Minister of State (Transport)
    Rob Merrifield, Ottawa
    Chris Hilton
    Press Secretary