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Transportation and Works
October 31, 2006

Minister Welcomes Provincial Representation on Marine Atlantic Board

Newfoundland and Labrador will be well-represented on the board of directors of Marine Atlantic, says the Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Transportation and Works.

The federal Minister of Transportation and Works Lawrence Cannon, has appointed three residents of this province and two others with Newfoundland and Labrador backgrounds, to help steer the future of Marine Atlantic.

"This ferry service is our link to the rest of Canada and it is essential that our province has a strong voice on the board of Marine Atlantic," said Minister Hickey.

"Iím delighted that Minister Cannon appears to share the same point of view and Iím confident the concerns of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will be heard and addressed by this new board."

Robert Crosbie of St. Johnís was named chairman of the board and he is joined on the board by Stan Cook of St. Johnís and Dr. Wayne Wheeler of Stephenville. Memorial University graduates Dianne Kelderman of Truro, Nova Scotia and Heather Tulk of Bedford, Nova Scotia round out the recent appointees.

Minister Hickey also applauded Loyola Hearn, MP St. Johnís South-Mount Pearl for his support for Newfoundland and Labrador representation throughout the process.

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Media contact:
David Salter
Director of Communications
Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 691-3577
davidsalter@gov.nl.ca

2006 10 31                                                   4:30 p.m.
 


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