Organization Profile - Detroit River Crossing International Authority

Detroit River Crossing International Authority

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

Appointment Provisions

The International Authority shall have a board consisting of six (6) members. Within one (1) month after the Effective Date, Canada shall appoint two (2) members and the Crossing Authority shall appoint one (1) member and the Michigan Parties shall appoint three (3) members, in accordance with Applicable Law. Members appointed prior to the International Crossing Opening Date shall be appointed for a term ending on the date one (1) year after the International Crossing Opening Date. Members appointed after the date one (1) year after the International Crossing Opening Date shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years.

Members may be re-appointed upon expiration of a term.

It shall be a condition of qualification that members, at the time of appointment and throughout their term:
  • shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age and a citizen and resident of Canada or a citizen of the United States and resident of Michigan;
  • shall not owe a duty under Applicable Law as an elected or public official to any Governmental Authority, that would conflict with the duty that the member would owe to the best interests of the International Crossing under this Agreement; and
  • shall not directly or indirectly engage in providing goods to or services in respect of the International Crossing and shall not directly or indirectly compete in respect of the International Crossing.
A member may only be removed by the Party or Parties that appointed the member and prior to the date one (1) year after the International Crossing Opening Date only if the member ceases to comply with the qualifications provided for Section 3 of the International Crossing Agreement (the Agreement) or as otherwise provided by Applicable Law. A member shall be removed by the Party or Parties that appointed the member if the member ceases to comply with the qualifications provided in Section 3 of the Agreement or as otherwise provided by Applicable Law. A vacancy arising out of resignation, death or removal of a member shall be filled expeditiously by the Party or Parties that appointed the member.

Canada shall designate a member as the chairperson of the International Authority within one (1) month after the Effective Date and from time to time thereafter during the period to the date five (5) years after the International Crossing Opening Date. The Michigan Parties shall designate a member as the chairperson of the International Authority, from time to time, during the five (5) year period commencing on the date five (5) years after the International Crossing Opening Date and the chairperson of the International Authority shall alternate thereafter every five (5) years between a member designated, from time to time, by Canada and a member designated, from time to time, by the Michigan Parties.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson and Member
Burr, Kristine Charlotte
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2014-07-24
Members
Gagnon, Geneviève
Kirkland, Quebec
During Pleasure
2014-07-24