Organization Profile - Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board

Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada

Mandate

The object of the Board is to advance transportation safety by conducting independent investigations, including, when necessary, public inquiries, into selected transportation occurrences in order to make findings as to their causes and contributing factors; identifying safety deficiencies as evidenced by transportation occurrences; making recommendations designed to eliminate or reduce any such safety deficiencies; and reporting publicly on its investigations and on the findings in relation thereto.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act

The Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board consists of not more than five members appointed by the Governor in Council, at least three of whom shall be full-time members. The Governor in Council shall designate one member to be Chairperson of the Board.

The Governor in Council shall appoint as members persons who, in the opinion of the Governor in Council, are collectively knowledgeable about air, marine, rail and pipeline transportation.

A member shall be appointed to hold office during good behaviour for a term not exceeding seven years, but may be removed by the Governor in Council at any time for cause. A member is eligible for reappointment.

In fixing a term of appointment or re-appointment, the Governor in Council shall endeavour to ensure, to the extent that it is practical to do so, that, notwithstanding periodic changes in the membership of the Board, it remains constituted at all times, at least partly of persons who have had previous experience as members.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, a member designated, either before or after that absence, incapacity or vacancy, by the Governor in Council shall act as Chairperson during the continuance of that absence or incapacity or until a new Chairperson is designated.

A member shall not, directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise be engaged in a transportation undertaking or business, or have an interest in a transportation undertaking or business or an interest in the manufacture or distribution of transportation plant or equipment, except where the distribution is merely incidental to the general merchandising of goods, and in this subsection, "transportation" means air, marine, rail or pipeline transportation.

During the term of office of a member, the member shalll not accept or hold any office or employment, or carry on any activity inconsistent with the performance of the member's duties.

Eligibility/Conflicts

A member shall not, directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, be engaged in a transportation undertaking or business, or have an interest in a transportation undertaking or business or an interest in the manufacture or distribution of transportation plant or equipment, except where the distribution is merely incidental to the general merchandising of goods. Where any such interest vests in a member for the benefit of the member by gift, will, succession or otherwise, the interest shall, within three months after the vesting, be absolutely disposed of by that member. During the term of office of a member, in addition to these prohibitions, the member shall not accept or hold any office or employment, or carry on any activity inconsistent with the performance of the member’s duties.

Remuneration

Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($625 - $730)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson and Member
Fox, Kathleen Carol
Gatineau, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-08-21
2018-08-20
Members
Ackermans, Faye
Calgary, Alberta
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-07-02
2018-07-01
Dittmann, Paul George
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-05-01
2021-04-30
Gosselin, Hélène
Ottawa, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-06-18
2019-06-17
Hincke, Joseph
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2012-04-09
2020-04-08