West Coast port adds to board of directors

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PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — Two new representatives will be joining the board of directors for the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced the
reappointment of Walter Paszkowski and the appointment of Stuart D. B. Smith to the board of directors.

“The expertise of Mr. Paszkowski and Mr. Smith in law, management and business is sure to be an asset to the board,” said Cannon. “I’m very pleased that they have agreed to take on these important duties.”

Paszkowski graduated from Fairview Agriculture College in Alberta. He is currently owner and operator of a seed farm and retail seed outlet. Paszkowski was regional office manager for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for 12 years and a sales supervisor for Northern Alberta Rapeseed Processors Cooperative for almost two years.

He is also founding director of the Northern Alberta Rapeseed Crushing Plant, founder and chair of the Grow with Canola Committee and member of the Canadian Seed Growers Association. Paszkowski has been reappointed to the board of directors of the Prince Rupert Port Authority as users’ representative for a period of three years.

Smith holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Victoria and a bachelor of laws from the University of British Columbia. He was appointed to the Queen’s Council in 1988 and has been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia for over 30 years.

Smith is currently president of Mejia Property, general counsel and corporate secretary for Urban Systems, a director of the Christopher James Gold Corporation and president of YKA Travelwise Kamloops, Nicola Mortgage Corporation, and Pacific Crest Homes.

He has served as a Crown corporation director for both Canada and the Province of British Columbia. Smith has been appointed to the board of directors of the Prince Rupert Port Authority as federal representative for a period of three years.

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