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Interim members named to the Board of Directors of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
February 13, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Infrastructure Canada
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the interim appointments of Marie Campagna and André Juneau to the Board of Directors of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) for a period of up to one year.
As interim appointees to the board, they will provide strategic guidance and oversight to the organization on the administration for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.
Ms. Campagna currently serves as the Vice President of Corporate Services at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, and Mr. Juneau is a fellow of the Queen's University Institute of Intergovernmental Relations and former deputy minister of Infrastructure Canada.
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of both Marie Campagna and André Juneau as interim members of the Board of Directors for the WDBA. Their collective leadership experience and decision-making skills, along with their proven business and relationship building acumen will be tremendous assets to the WDBA."
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
- The WDBA is a not-for-profit Canadian Crown Corporation that manages the procurement process for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan. The WDBA Board of Directors is comprised of up to five members, including the President/Chief Executive Officer.
- The new six-lane bridge will be an essential addition to the busiest Canada-U.S. commercial land border crossing. It will provide important benefits for residents of Windsor, Detroit and neighbouring communities by reducing commercial traffic on their streets and creating new economic opportunities in their communities.
- Over the past year, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority has accomplished a number of important milestones, most notably, the closing of the Request for Qualifications process, selecting three short-listed bidders, and issuing the Request for Proposals in November for the Gordie Howe International Bridge.
- In November 2016, the WDBA issued the Request for Proposals to three qualified bidders for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. It is also overseeing important preparatory works on both sides of the border.
- The Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority.
- Infrastructure Canada and the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority.
- Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan
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