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May 29, 2009 13:12 ET

Lorne Brownsey Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Tourism Commission

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 29, 2009) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), today announced the appointment of Lorne Brownsey to the Board of Directors of the CTC.

"I would like to welcome Mr. Brownsey to the CTC, and look forward to his contribution to Canada's growing tourism industry," said Minister Clement. "I am confident that his experience as British Columbia's Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts will complement the Board's vision over the next four years."

Mr. Brownsey previously served British Columbia as Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation from 2003 to 2009. Prior to joining the British Columbia Public Service in 2001, Mr. Brownsey held a number of senior positions in the federal public service.

Before joining the federal government, Mr. Brownsey directed and managed research on governance, free trade, Asia Pacific relations and land claims at the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

Mr. Brownsey holds a bachelor's degree in Asian studies and political science and a master's degree in public administration.

The CTC is a national marketing organization. Its vision is to convince the world to explore Canada. With its partners in the tourism industry and all levels of government, it advertises to 12 global markets around the world, conducts industry research, and studies and promotes product and industry development. For further information on the CTC, visit its website at www.canada.travel.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Pema Lhalungpa - Press Secretary
    613-995-9001
    or
    Canadian Tourism Commission
    Catherine Beauchamp - Executive Director
    Corporate Communications and Government Relations
    613-946-1000, ext. 3874