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Former Canadian Ministers Lisa Raitt and Anne McLellanto Join the FBC Advisory Board

Oct. 5, 2021 – The Future Borders Coalition (FBC) – the bi-national private sector group of over 70 organizations representing all modes of transportation, the cargo and logistics industry, and the business and tourism sectors – is very pleased to welcome the Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C., and the Honourable A. Anne McLellan, P.C., O.C., A.O.E., as new members of the FBC Advisory Board.

Lisa Raitt is currently Vice-Chair, Global Investment Banking, at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. She previously served in Canada’s Parliament as Minister of Natural Resources (2008-2010), Minister of Labour (2010-2013), Minister of Transport (2013-2015), as well as Finance Critic and Deputy Leader of the Opposition (2015-2019). She has also served as Corporate Secretary, General Counsel and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Port Authority (1999-2008). A native of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Lisa brings decades of proven leadership experience in the public and private sectors, and deep understanding of the challenges related to key sectors such as transportation and infrastructure.

“I am honoured to join FBC’s Advisory Board. Cross-industry alignment is essential to building a sustainable agenda for recovery and advance innovative solutions to government decision-makers. I look forward to working with former colleagues and up-and-coming industry leaders” – The Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C.

Anne McLellan is Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP. She previously served four terms in Canada’s Parliament, acting as Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (2003-2006), Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (2005-2006), Solicitor General of Canada (2003-2005), Minister of Health (2002-2003), Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (1997-2002), as well as Minister of Natural Resources (1993-1997). Prior to entering politics, she was professor of law, Associate Dean and Action Dean at the University of Alberta (1980-1992), and Chancellor of Dalhousie University (2015-2020). In July 2009, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. Anne brings valuable insights on pandemic management and recovery, law and governance, and planning.

“I am very pleased to join a group of U.S. and Canadian industry leaders and visionaries in their efforts to tackle the biggest challenges of tomorrow in transportation and border management” – The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., O.C., A.O.E.

“We are delighted to welcome Lisa and Anne to our Advisory Board. Their experience leading key government portfolios, coupled with their proven leadership capabilities in the private sector and their unique sectoral and institutional insights will bring tremendous value to FBC regarding the prioritization of areas for future government-industry collaboration”, said Gerry Bruno, Executive Director and Co-Chair of the FBC.

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FBC Communications

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