Canada Announces Appointments to the Board of Directors of The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated

Today, the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced the reappointment of Catherine Lavoie as Chair of the Board of Directors of Les Ponts Jacques Cartier and Champlain Incorporated ( JCCBI) and the appointment of Tim Smith to the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) Board of Directors.

“I am pleased to announce that Catherine Lavoie has been reappointed as Chair of the Board of Directors of The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI). Ms. Lavoie brings valuable expertise and continuity as JCCBI carries out complex projects such as the deconstruction of the original Champlain Bridge. I am also pleased to welcome Tim Smith to the Board of Directors of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority. As the Gordie Howe International Bridge project enters the next key phase of construction, Mr. Smith’s extensive experience in delivering major infrastructure projects will be a great asset to the board,” said the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc. , Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.

Catherine Lavoie – JCCBI

An engineer by training, Ms. Lavoie has been President and CEO of the Center of Expertise and Research in Urban Infrastructures since 2015, which aims to promote the sound management of municipal infrastructures. She also has over 20 years of experience managing several associations in the concrete and asphalt industry. During her last two years as Chair of the Board of Directors, Ms. Lavoie ensured the sound governance of JCCBI, monitoring the organization‘s strategic objectives related to the management of their major infrastructures.

JCCBI manages major projects such as the deconstruction of the old Champlain Bridge while ensuring the sustainability of its infrastructure portfolio and the safe mobility of users. Backed by 40 years of leadership and a strong and diverse team, JCCBI develops and implements innovative techniques to improve the sustainability of Montreal’s bridge infrastructure while protecting local ecosystems.

Tim Smith – APWD

Mr. Smith brings over 35 years of experience in commercial, institutional, residential and industrial construction, completing a wide range of construction projects. As a senior executive in the construction industry, Mr. Smith has been responsible for the success of some of Canada’s major infrastructure projects.

WDBA is an Infrastructure Canada Portfolio Crown Corporation responsible for the delivery of the Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. The bridge is being delivered under a public-private partnership (P3), with WDBA overseeing the private partner’s work during construction and responsible for the operation of the new crossing. The WDBA works closely with the International Authority which includes members from Michigan and Canada in support of the Crossing Agreement.

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