Minister Fast Announces New Appointments to Canadian Commercial Corporation Board of Directors

February 20, 2013 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today announced the appointment of two new members to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC). Martin Gagné of Blainville, Quebec, and Scott Player of London, Ontario, join the board of directors for three-year terms, effective immediately.

“Our government is focused on what matters to Canadians—jobs, growth and long-term prosperity,” said Minister Fast. “The Canadian Commercial Corporation has an important role to play in helping Canadian firms, including those in defence and security, win contracts and export their products and services. Mr. Gagné and Mr. Player will help CCC continue in this role, contributing to jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians.”

Mr. Gagné served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 23 years, reaching the rank of major, before joining CAE in 1996. He retired from CAE in 2012 as group president, military simulation and training.

Mr. Player retired from Enbridge Solutions Inc. as vice-president in 2007 after having served in various senior positions since 1999. Prior to his term with Enbridge, Mr. Player served as a senior executive with Diversity Lever Inc. and Diversity Corporation, including posts in the United States and Belgium.

Established in 1946, CCC is a federal Crown corporation mandated to facilitate international trade, on behalf of Canadian industry, particularly within public-sector markets.

CCC connects foreign government buyers with Canadian expertise through the negotiation and execution of government-to-government contracts.

CCC reports to Parliament through the Minister of International Trade.

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Rudy Husny
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
613-992-7332
rudy.husny@international.gc.ca

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Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-996-2000
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