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APPOINTMENTS TO THE TRANSPORTATION APPEAL TRIBUNAL OF CANADA

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, announced the reappointment of Dr. Michel Larose and the appointment of Mr. Richard Willems to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.


September 19, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

OTTAWA – The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the reappointment of Dr. Michel Larose and the appointment of Mr. Richard Willems to the
Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

"I am pleased that Dr. Larose and Mr. Willems have accepted to serve as members of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada," said Minister Cannon. "Their collective experience and successes in a variety of
fields, as well as the transportation sector, will be tremendous assets to the tribunal."

Dr. Larose holds a bachelor of arts from André Grasset College in Montreal and a medical degree from the University of Montreal. He is currently medical assessor for the Commission des lésions professionnelles, medical director for the Union of Canadian Officers of the Naval Port of Canada, medical director for the Community of Grey Nuns of Montreal as well as counsel member of the Counsel of Doctors, Dentists and Pharmacists of Notre Dame Hospital of Montreal (CHUM). Dr. Larose is a member of the Administrative Counsel of CARE Canada and a former investigative coroner. He has been reappointed to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada for two years.

Mr. Willems has been pilot in command of a Canadair Challenger for Rogers Telecommunications Limited for over 13 years. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot licence as well as two years experience towards an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licence. He has also taken a number of aviation courses throughout his career, covering such topics as international procedures, flight safety crew resource management, weather radar, jet
transition, dangerous goods, aircraft accident survival and cabin crew training. Mr. Willems has been appointed to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada for three years.

The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada provides an independent review process for anyone who has been given notice of an administrative or enforcement action taken by the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, railway safety inspectors or the Canadian Transportation Agency under various federal transportation acts.