MacKeigan reappointed to Canadian Transportation Agency
June 29, 2011, Ottawa - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the reappointment of Mr. Mark MacKeigan as a member of the Canadian Transportation Agency for a three-year term, effective June 23, 2011.
"I am pleased that Mr. MacKeigan has agreed to continue contributing his expertise to the Canadian Transportation Agency," said Minister, Lebel. "Mr. MacKeigan's extensive experience in transportation law continues to be an invaluable asset to the agency."
Mr. MacKeigan holds a master of laws from McGill University's Institute of Air and Space Law, as well as degrees from the University of Toronto and Carleton University. He began his legal career in 1991, working for private law firms until 1996, when he joined the Canadian Transportation Agency as counsel. From 1996 to 2000, he was legal counsel with NAV CANADA, the country's provider of civil air navigation services. Since 2001, he has served as senior legal counsel for the International Air Transport Association. Since 1997, he has also advised various legal panels and study groups that have been convened by the International Civil Aviation Organization. Mr. MacKeigan is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
The Canadian Transportation Agency is an independent administrative body of the Government of Canada. As a quasi-judicial tribunal, the agency, informally and through formal adjudication, resolves a range of commercial and consumer transportation-related disputes, including accessibility issues for persons with disabilities. As an economic regulator, the agency makes determinations and issues authorities, licences and permits to transportation carriers under federal jurisdiction.