Halifax Gateway Council holds Annual General Meeting

Wed June 26, 2013

June 25, 2013 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Halifax Gateway Council (HGC) held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2013.  Business conducted at the meeting included the appointment of Board Members, approval of the annual financial statements, and the appointment of auditors. 


Joyce Carter, Vice President Finance, CFO and CSO, Halifax International Airport Authority was unanimously reappointed as Chairperson of the Halifax Gateway Council.  Carter thanked the Board for its ongoing support, noting “I am honored to continue my representation of the Halifax Gateway.”


Carter noted that this past year has been one of unprecedented cooperation among stakeholders.  ”A large part of our value proposition is having the Halifax Gateway speaking with one voice when it comes to its supply chain, which includes all modes of transportation and all three levels of government.  It is something that sets us apart from other regions and makes it seamless for companies doing business with us.”


Halifax Gateway Highlights for 2012-2013 include: 

  • Extension of the main runway to 10,500 feet at Halifax Stanfield International Airport
  • $44.5 million project started to upgrade and expand the main check-in hall of the airport terminal building
  • Alt Hotel opens at Halifax Stanfield International Airport
  • Port of Halifax cargo continued to diversify and grow to 9.5 million metric tonnes
  • Richmond Terminals underwent major enhancements with a pier extension, shed and roadway improvements
  • $47 million in capital spending on infrastructure at the Port of Halifax
  • Port of Halifax welcomed 134 cruise vessels
  • Halifax Logistics Park hosted three inbound missions from Asia, Europe and North America
  • Over 190,000 vehicles moved through CN’s Halifax Autoport  
  • The Greater Halifax Partnership, the lead economic development organization for Halifax, provides day-to-day management of the HGC.Nancy Phillips, the Partnership’s Director of Business Development, is also the Executive Director of the Halifax Gateway Council.

At the meeting, the following Board Members were appointed:


Voting Members:

  • Wesley Armour, President and CEO, Armour Transportation Systems
  • Richard Butts, CAO, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Joyce Carter, Vice President Finance, CFO & CSO, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • Nancy Conrad, Senior Vice President Policy, Halifax Chamber of Commerce
  • Marie Houde, Director Business Development, CN
  • Captain Sidney Hynes, Executive Chairman, Oceanex
  • Paul Kent, President & CEO, Greater Halifax Partnership
  • Patricia Lyall, President and CEO, Destination Halifax
  • George Malec, Vice President Business Development & Operations, Halifax Port Authority
  • Doug McRae, Chief Operating Officer, Gateway Facilities ULC
  • Karen Oldfield, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority
  • Tom Ruth, President and CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • Steve Snider, General Manager and CEO, Halifax Harbor Bridges
Non Voting Members:
  • Marc Fortin, Regional Director General for the Atlantic Region, Transport Canada
  • Peter Hogan, Vice President Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Paul LaFleche, Deputy Minister, NS Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal
  • Stephen Lund, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Business Inc.
  • David Oxner, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Gateway Secretariat
WBLI Chartered Accountants were appointed as auditors for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.


About the Halifax Gateway Council
Established in 2004, the Halifax Gateway Council provides a forum for transportation stakeholders in the Halifax region to work collectively to improve the competitiveness and efficiency of goods and passenger movements through Atlantic Canada’s primary gateway.  Its vision is to be the preferred eastern Gateway for North America.

About the Halifax Gateway
Strategically positioned on the east coast of Canada, Halifax Gateway is comprised of the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the International Port of Halifax (including two super post-Panamax container terminals) CN Rail, a strong logistics and warehousing sector and excellent highway infrastructure. It offers advanced multimodal transportation and logistics, exceptional service and easy access between North America and the globe.  The Halifax Gateway is managed by the Greater Halifax Partnership.  



Nancy Phillips

Executive Director

Halifax Gateway Council



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(902) 490-6003