Industry Canada

Industry Canada

August 30, 2005 15:00 ET

Industry Canada: Brian Alexander Appointed to Canadian Tourism Commission Board of Directors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 30, 2005) - The Honourable David L. Emerson, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), today announced the appointment of Brian Alexander to the CTC Board of Directors.

"I believe the Canadian Tourism Commission will benefit from the knowledge, insight and experience that Mr. Alexander will bring to the board," said Minister Emerson. "His experience in the fields of business and tourism will help the Commission continue its leadership role in promoting Canadian tourism."

Since 2003, Mr. Alexander has been the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Parks for the Government of New Brunswick. He has spent over 20 years within New Brunswick's public sector, holding several positions in both the departments of Health and Community Services and Financial Services. He was also Executive Director of the Department of the Solicitor General of Administration; Assistant Deputy Minister of Law Enforcement; and Deputy Minister ofPublic Safety. In 2002, he was named chair of the provincial government's United Way campaign.

Mr. Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of New Brunswick and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Queen's University.

Industry led, market driven and research based, the Canadian Tourism Commission is a Crown corporation that works in partnership with the tourism industry, provincial and territorial governments to market Canada as a four-season destination.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable David L. Emerson
    Minister of Industry
    Christiane Fox
    (613) 995-9001
    or
    Canadian Tourism Commission
    Gilles LeBreton
    Director of Communications
    (613) 946-2122