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OTTAWA, Ont. -- Armed with an extensive law background, John Scott was recently appointed to the Canadian Transport...


OTTAWA, Ont. — Armed with an extensive law background, John Scott was recently appointed to the Canadian Transportation Agency for a five-year period.

“With his legal background and considerable experience in global communications services, he brings valuable knowledge and expertise to the agency, said Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

The Canadian Transportation Agency’s mission is to administer transportation legislation and Government of Canada policies to help achieve an efficient and accessible transportation system by education, consultation and essential regulation.

Following 22 years as a law firm partner in private legal practice in Ottawa’s corporate sector, Scott joined GPC International (now Fleishman-Hillard Canada) in 1997. He currently serves as Fleishman-Hillard Canada’s vice-president and general counsel.

Scott holds a bachelor of arts (honours) in business administration from Bishop’s University, master of arts of jurisprudence from Oxford University and bachelor of law from the University of New Brunswick.

Scotts history of community service has seen him spend time as president of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, president of SOS-Children’s Villages Canada, campaign chair and president of United Way/Centraide Ottawa-Carleton, governor and vice-chair of the Community Foundation of Ottawa and chair of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.


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