Minister of Transport announces appointment of President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada Inc.
May 16, 2023 Ottawa, ON Transport Canada
VIA Rail Canada Inc. plays an important role in many Canadians lives, whether they use its services to travel for work, for leisure or to visit loved ones. It is also essential for many remote communities. That is why having strong leadership at the head of this organization is important to ensure the quality of its service.
Following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process and after consultation with the Board of Directors of VIA Rail Canada Inc., the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announces the appointment of Mr. Mario Péloquin as the President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada Inc. for a term of five years, effective June 12, 2023.
Mr. Péloquin has close to 40 years of experience in the transportation and rail industry. He possesses considerable executive-level experience, is an active member of his community, and brings a wide array of knowledge and expertise to this position.
"I am pleased to announce that Mario Péloquin has accepted the appointment of President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada Inc. Mr. Péloquin brings considerable experience in the transportation and rail industry into his new role and is well suited to lead VIA Rail over the coming years. I wish Mr. Péloquin every success as he continues to connect Canadians, from coast-to-coast-to-coast.”
The Honourable Omar Alghabra
Minister of Transport
The Minister of Transport is responsible for appointments to 53 portfolio organizations, which include:
- 8 Crown corporations;
- 4 administrative tribunal/agencies;
- 21 Canadian Airport Authorities;
- 17 Canada Port Authorities; and
- 3 shared-governance organizations.
Office of the Honourable Omar Alghabra
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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