Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada

December 19, 2011 13:47 ET

Minister Penashue Announces the Appointment of Captain John Clarkson to the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board

Captain Clarkson's background in the field of marine safety to be a valuable asset for the Transportation Safety Board

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 19, 2011) - Today, Peter Penashue, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada announced the appointment of Captain John Clarkson to the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board.

"Captain Clarkson's extensive background in the field of marine safety will be a valuable asset to the Transportation Safety Board," said Minister Penashue. "His thorough understanding of both applicable regulations and technical safety measures will be of service to the Board's complex investigations."

Captain Clarkson has had extensive experience in the area of marine transportation safety, serving in a number of capacities in the field. He has most recently served as Associate Dean of the School of Transportation at the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he headed the Marine Campus, working closely with Transport Canada and numerous other organizations on marine safety and security regulation and training. Prior to this he worked at Transport Canada Marine Safety as Director of Marine Personnel Standards and Pilotage, Manager of Compliance and Enforcement, and Manager of Nautical Certification, and previously in the Merchant Marine and the Canadian Naval Reserve.

For more information on the Transportation Safety Board please visit: http://www.tsb.gc.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Cory Hann
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
    and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada
    613-943-1838

    Media Relations
    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    819-994-8053