July 10, 2009 15:36 ET

Transport Canada: Appointment to the Hamilton Port Authority

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2009) - Canada's Transport Minister John Baird today announced the appointment of Mr. Matthew Moccio of Hamilton, Ontario, to the board of directors of the Hamilton Port Authority for a term of three years.

"I am pleased that Mr. Moccio has agreed to serve on the board of the Hamilton Port Authority," said Baird. "His business experience and local knowledge will be an important asset to the port authority and its mission."

Mr. Moccio earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario in 1990. He has held senior management positions with Spectrum United Mutual Funds and Sun Life Securities Inc., and has also worked as a strategic planning consultant. Since 2004, he has been an investment executive with ScotiaMcLeod. He has also taught in the School of Business at Mohawk College in Hamilton.

The Hamilton Port Authority is the Canada Port Authority (CPA) established to manage the Port of Hamilton under the Canada Marine Act. Seventeen Canada Port Authorities (CPAs) now make up Canada's national port system. The CPAs are non-share capital corporations incorporated under the Canada Marine Act and are of strategic significance to Canada's trade. Their effective operation contributes to Canada's global competitiveness as a trading nation.

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Contact Information

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