December 01, 2009 14:51 ET

Reappointment to the Atlantic Pilotage Authority

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2009) - Canada's Transport Minister John Baird today announced the reappointment of Mr. Tom Calkin, of Bedford, Nova Scotia, as chair of the board of directors of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority for a period of two years.

"I am pleased that Mr. Calkin will be continuing in his leadership role with the Atlantic Pilotage Authority," said Baird. "His proven track record in management and business will continue to serve the Authority well."

Mr. Calkin holds a master of business administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of New Brunswick. He is a certified management consultant and a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Professional Engineers. Since1988, Mr. Calkin has served as president and chief executive officer of Duncan Thomas & Associates, a company that specializes in corporate restructuring and merchant banking services. From 1980 until 1988, Mr. Calkin served as vice-president, Western Region, of Stephenson Kellogg Ernst & Whinney, a management consulting firm. Mr. Calkin's extensive board experience includes terms as chair of the Halifax Dartmouth Bridge Commission and the Nova Scotia Enterprise Development Board.

"I am confident that Mr. Calkin's wealth of experience will be a valuable asset to the continued governance and safety of pilotage in the Atlantic region," said the Honourable Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport).

The Atlantic Pilotage Authority is a Crown corporation created in 1972 under the Pilotage Act. It is responsible for operating and maintaining a safe and efficient pilotage service on all coastal waters in the Atlantic region. The Authority sets pilotage charges that allow it to operate on a self-sustaining financial basis.

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Contact Information

  • Chris Day
    Press Secretary
    Office of Canada's Transport Minister,
    John Baird, Ottawa