OTTAWA, June 28, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of Mr. Peter Singh to the board of directors of the Oshawa Port Authority for a three-year term.
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Singh to the Oshawa Port Authority," said Minister Lebel. "His legal experience and international background will be of great value to the authority."
Mr. Singh, of Ajax, Ontario, is a graduate of the University of New Zealand and Auckland University (Law School). After being admitted to the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, one of the four Inns of Court in London, England, he was called to the Bar in 1961 as a Barrister-at-Law for the United Kingdom and Colonies.
Mr. Singh moved to Canada and was later called to the Bar in Ontario. He subsequently became a partner at Polak and Singh. In 1981, he became the first Indo-Canadian to be appointed Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) Mr. Singh retired from active practice in 2009, and has served on the board of the Ajax-Pickering General Hospital.
The Oshawa Port Authority is the Canada Port Authority (CPA) established to manage the Port of Oshawa under the Canada Marine Act. Eighteen CPAs now make up Canada's national port system. The CPAs are non-share capital corporations incorporated under the Canada Marine Act and are of strategic significance to Canada's trade. Their effective operation contributes to Canada's global competitiveness as a trading nation.