Minister LeBlanc announces appointment of a member to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Ottawa, September 8, 2020 - The Government of Canada is committed to an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process for Governor in Council appointments that serve the interests of Canadians.
Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, announced the appointment of Yoan Marier as a member of the Transportation Safety Board (TSB). Mr. Marier’s experience as a pilot, and public servant with the Canada Border Services Agency, the Social Security Tribunal of Canada and Transport Canada, will be valuable as he provides expertise and leadership in his new role. This appointment is for four years, starting on September 28, 2020.
The TSB is an independent agency that advances transportation safety by investigating occurrences in the air, marine, pipeline, and rail modes of transportation.
This appointment was made as part of the Government of Canada’s rigorous approach to Governor in Council appointments, which strives for inclusion, gender parity, and accessibility, and is reflective of the diversity and experience of Canadians.
“Congratulations to Yoan Marier on his appointment to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. His knowledge and experience will be essential in advancing safety in air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation in Canada, and in ensuring that the Board continues to function independently.”
- Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, President of the Queen's Privy Council of Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
As an independent agency, the TSB reports to Parliament through the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. The Board is responsible for investigating accidents to provide findings on their causes and contributing factors, identifying safety deficiencies, making recommendations, and reporting publicly on its investigations and findings.
The TSB has up to five members, including a Chair. The Board is supported by a chief operating officer, the Executive Committee, and staff.
To instill public confidence in the transportation accident investigation process, the TSB is designed to be independent and free from any conflict of interest when investigating accidents, identifying safety deficiencies, and making safety recommendations.
Launched in February 2016, the current Governor in Council appointments process supports the fundamental role played by more than 1,500 Canadians in preserving Canada’s democracy by serving on commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies, and tribunals across the country.
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