Thursday, December 20, 2012

Appointment to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

OTTAWA, Dec. 20, 2012 - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of Mr. J. Ed. Macdonald to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC). He has been appointed as part time member for a four-year term.

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

Mr. Macdonald is a retired commercial aviation pilot whose 31 years of employment with several major airlines reflects an outstanding record of performance, reliability and commitment. He retired as a captain from Air Canada after flying on domestic and international routes on various passenger aircraft. During his career, Mr. Macdonald amassed 18,000 flight hours, an achievement that required both a high level of technical skill, and strong team-building and leadership abilities.

A graduate of Rothesay Collegiate in New Brunswick, Mr. Macdonald was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and lives in Pictou County, where he is active in the community as a volunteer.


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.