Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

April 30, 2007 15:00 ET

Minister Fortier Announces Re-Appointment of Chair of Defence Construction Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 30, 2007) - The Honourable Michael M Fortier, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today announced the re-appointment of Mr. John D. McLure as Chair of Defence Construction Canada (DCC).

"I am very pleased to announce the re-appointment of Mr. McLure as Chair of the Board of Directors of Defence Construction Canada for a term of one year. His extensive experience in both the private and public sectors will continue to add vision and guidance to the Board," Minister Fortier said.

Mr. McLure is President and CEO of JDM Consulting Inc. In 1975, he left the Canadian Forces to pursue a career with the federal public service. Mr. McLure served with Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Department of Regional Industrial Expansion, the Department of National Defence and the Department of Western Economic Diversification. Mr. McLure retired from the Public Service as a Deputy Minister in 1997 and joined Hill and Knowlton.

Mr. McLure earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba in 1963, and attended military studies at the Royal Military College of Science in England in 1964 and 1990.

Defence Construction Canada is a federal Crown corporation that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Public Works and Government Services. The corporation provides contracting, construction contract management and related infrastructure services to the Department of National Defence. More than 1,500 contracts a year are awarded by DCC for professional services, construction, goods and other infrastructure related works, throughout Canada and overseas, totaling up to half a billion dollars.

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    Jacques C. Gagnon
    Director of Communications
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
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