DAILY NEWS Dec 20, 2012 2:58 PM - 0 comments

J. Ed. Macdonald appointed to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

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By: Julia Kuzeljevich

OTTAWA, ON-- J. Ed. Macdonald has been appointed to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC) as part time member for a four year term.

The TATC is a multimodal tribunal that provides a recourse mechanism to the air, rail and marine sectors with respect to certain administrative actions taken by the Minister of Transport under various pieces of federal transportation legislation. The TATC holds review and appeal hearings at the request of persons affected by these administrative decisions.

"I am pleased that Mr. Macdonald has accepted the position," said the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities "His excellent track record and knowledge of the aviation industry will be of great value to the TATC."

Macdonald is a retired commercial aviation pilot with 31 years of employment with several major airlines. He retired as a captain from Air Canada after flying on domestic and international routes on various passenger aircraft. During his career, Macdonald amassed 18,000 flight hours. A graduate of Rothesay Collegiate in New Brunswick, Macdonald was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and lives in Pictou County, where he is active in the community as a volunteer.

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