Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

December 15, 2010 14:00 ET

Minister Raitt Announces Re-Appointment to Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2010) - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Minister of Labour, announced the re-appointment of Ms. Marie-Josée Castonguay as a part-time member of the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal (CAPPRT), effective December 11, 2010.

"I am pleased that Ms. Castonguay has accepted this re-appointment to the CAPPRT," said Minister Raitt. "Ms. Castonguay brings a great deal of knowledge and experience in the field of labour law and will continue to be an asset to the Tribunal."

Ms. Castonguay was first appointed as a part-time member of the Tribunal on December 11, 2009. She has more than 15 years of legal experience, specifically in labour law, commercial and banking law, and bankruptcy and insolvency law. From 2006 until 2009, she served as a legal member of the Canada Pension Plan/Old Age Security Review Tribunals.

A member of the Bar of the Province of Quebec, Ms. Castonguay has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Relations from the Université de Montréal and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa.

The CAPPRT is an independent quasi-judicial tribunal created in 1995 under the Status of the Artist Act. The mandate of the Tribunal is to encourage constructive professional relations between independent professional artists and producers within the federal jurisdiction. For more information on the Tribunal, please visit the following website: www.capprt-tcrpap.gc.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Raitt
    Michael Beaton
    819-953-5646
    or
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559