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Minister of State for Transport pays visit to Atlantic Pilotage Authority

August 2010

L-R:  The Honourable Rob Merrifield, Tom Calkin, Anthony McGuinness

The Honourable Rob Merrifield, Minister of State for Transport, visited the head office of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority (APA) on August 11th. This familiarization tour included a discussion of the Authority's current issues, a briefing on its long-term plans, and tour of Halifax Harbour on one of the Authority's pilot boats.

"It's important for Crown Corporations to have a good working relationship with the Minister responsible, and I thank Minister Merrifield for his support and continued interest in the Authority's operations." said Tom Calkin, APA Chair.

"Having Minister Merrifield here in Halifax provided us with a wonderful opportunity to discuss certain issues, share our plans for the future and to show him first hand how our operations work. It was a beneficial visit." said Anthony McGuinness, APA Chief Executive Officer.

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