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SOURCE Transport Canada
Mandates for Mr. William G. McMurray, Mr. P. Paul Fitzgerald and Mr.
OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of
Transport, today announced appointments to the Canadian Transportation
Agency (CTA) of Mr. William G. McMurray and Mr. P. Paul Fitzgerald of
Ottawa and Mr. Stephen Campbell of Saint. John, New Brunswick.
Mr. McMurray, appointed for a four-year term, was vice-chairperson of
the Canada Industrial Relations Board in Ottawa. For over 10 years he
was a course lecturer at McGill University in Montreal, teaching on
transportation law and regulation, focussing on the work of the CTA. He
has practiced administrative law for over 20 years, successfully
conducting public hearings in both official languages before a variety
of federal tribunals, including important cases at the CTA. Mr.
McMurray has also previously been legal counsel to Canadian National
Railway Company in Montreal, and to Canadian Pacific Limited in Toronto
Mr. Fitzgerald is completing an earned Doctorate in Law at McGill
University's Institute of Air and Space Law, where he designed and
taught two master's-level courses including one on "Government
Regulation of Air Transport." He has 25 years of experience and has
worked as an aviation lawyer, a consultant, law professor and transport
policy advisor to the federal government on aviation, rail and marine
matters. He championed Canada's Blue Skies policy and helped promote
changes to the Canada Transportation Act and the Canada Marine Act. He
was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003 and the Queen's
Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. He is appointed to the CTA for a
Mr. Campbell is President and Chief Executive Officer of Regent Strategies, an
Atlantic Canadian consulting practice that specializes in board
governance. He served as a Chairman of the Saint John Port Authority
for six years, overseeing significant growth in the Port's business,
with increases in the number of cruise ship passengers and container
and cargo volumes moving through the port. Prior to his retirement in
2008, Mr. Campbell was vice-president of Royal Bank of Canada Dominion
Securities and held executive roles at Midland Walwyn Capital Inc.,
Scotia Bond Company and the Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce. He
holds three professional designations in Investment and Fiduciary
Management, and has been a leader in numerous industry and community
organizations. Mr. Campbell's appointment is for three years.
The Canadian Transportation Agency is an independent, quasi-judicial
tribunal and economic regulator.
It makes decisions on a wide range of matters involving air, rail and
marine modes of transportation under the authority of Parliament, under
the Canada Transportation Act and other legislation. The agency, informally and through formal
adjudication, may also resolve a range of disputes.
As an economic regulator, the agency provides approval, issues licences,
permits and certificates of fitness, and ensures Canada's national
transportation system is accessible to all people, particularly those
"The combined expertise of Mr. McMurray, Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. Campbell
in transportation law and regulation and in financial management, will
greatly benefit the Canadian Transportation Agency in its role
adjudicating a wide range of transportation issues and as an economic
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
Canadian Transportation Agency
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