Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada appoints new members

by Canadian Shipper

OTTAWA, Ont. — Franois Audette, Danile Dion, Dr. Trevor Gillmore, Maurice Jaques and Sandra Lloyd have all been appointed to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC).

“I am delighted that these capable and experienced individuals have agreed to serve as members of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada,” said the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. “Their collective experience and success will be a tremendous asset to the tribunal.”

Audette holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Universit du Qubec and a degree in aeronautical fabrication from Collge Edouard-Montpetit. He is a manager for SGS Canada and past president of Qubec Levage Expert, a company specializing in lifting devices. He previously worked as an engineering, production and quality director with two Montreal-area companies, and as a teacher at Collge de Valleyfield. Audette has been appointed to the TATC for a term of four years.

Danile Dion holds a bachelor of arts degree in social communication, a bachelor of civil law degree, and a bachelor of laws degree in common law from the University of Ottawa. She also holds a master of law degree in maritime and international law from Dalhousie University. She was called to the Quebec Bar in 1985. She currently is a partner in the law firm of Brisset Bishop, specializing in admiralty litigation, transportation and insurance laws. She was previously employed in the public sector, as counsel to a number of federal departments and agencies. She is a director of the Canadian Maritime Law Association and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce. Dion has been appointed to the TATC for a term of four years.

Gillmore received a doctor of medicine degree from McMaster University. He received his fellowship in occupational medicine this year and recently completed a master’s degree in aviation medicine through Otago University in New Zealand. He currently serves as a provincial coroner for Ontario. He is also a flight surgeon and pilot for Air Canada, and a medical support specialist for the Transportation Safety Board. He was previously an emergency room physician at three Greater Toronto Area hospitals. He has worked and trained extensively in the forensic sciences field and is a member of a number of committees and associations, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Canadian Aerospace Medical Association. Gillmore has been appointed to the TATC for a term of three years.

Jaques studied at Lower Canada College and McGill University before entering the insurance business in 1954. He became president of Eastern Marine Underwriters, serving insurance brokers across Canada in marine cargo, hull and liability insurance and related claims. Following a merger with the Maritime Insurance Company in 1995, he became managing director of the Montreal office and occupied that position until his retirement. During his career, he was president of the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters for two separate terms. He was president of the International Union of Marine Insurance from 1988 to 1991. He also served as deputy chairman of the Canadian Committee of Lloyd’s Register of Shipping. He currently is completing a six-year term as a member of the Audit Committee of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund. Jaques has been appointed to the TATC for a term of four years.

Lloyd holds a bachelor of laws from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor of business administration from Simon Fraser University. She currently is an airline pilot with Air Canada. She previously was a pilot for CP Air, Canadian Airlines, and a number of charter operators in B.C. and Northern Manitoba. She was a part-time member of the Civil Aviation/ Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada from 1998 to 2007, and worked in the legal profession in the early 1990’s. Lloyd has been appointed to the TATC for a term of one year.

The TATC 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.

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