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Halifax Gateway Council holds Annual General Meeting

Thu June 21, 2012

Halifax Gateway Council holds Annual General Meeting

June 21, 2012 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Today, the Halifax Gateway Council (HGC) held its Annual General Meeting.  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 “it is a privilege to represent the Halifax Gateway.”


Carter noted that this past year has been one of unprecedented cooperation among stakeholders.  ”By operating under (?)a single banner, the Halifax Gateway efficiently delivers a multi-modal transportation system that moves thousands of people and tonnes of cargo every day”, noted Carter.


Halifax Gateway Highlights for the past year include:

  • $28 million invested in the main runway extension program at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.  This investment is provided by the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, and Halifax International Airport Authority.
  •  $35 million invested in the lengthening of the South End Container terminal allowing for the berthing of two super post-Panamax ships simultaneously. This investment is cost-shared by the Halifax Port Authority and the Government of Canada.
  • $73 million invested in Richmond Terminals for the upgrade and expansion of the facility to provided additional capacity for breakbulk and project cargos.  This investment is cost-shared by the Halifax Port Authority and the Government of Canada.
  •  Air Route Development Program created to increase global air access.
  •  Record passengers are processed through Halifax Stanfield International Airport (approximately 3.6 million).
  •  29,000 metric tonnes of air cargo processed at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport
  • 9.5 million metric tonnes of port cargo.
  • CN’s Autoport processes 190,000 vehicle shipments.
  • Over 240,000 cruise passengers.
  •  Halterm Container Terminal Ltd. Announces plans to purchase two new super post-Panamax cranes.
  • Two new tenants secured in the Halifax Logistics Park, Nova Cold Storage and Cherubini Group of Companies, bringing the total to eight.
  • Halifax Gateway wins 1st place marketing award for its awareness building collateral.
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 today’s meeting, the following Board Members were appointed:


Wesley Armour, President & CEO, Armour Transportation Systems

Paul Brigley, Senior VP & CFO, Halterm Container Terminal Limited

Richard Butts, CAO, Halifax Regional Municipality

Joyce Carter, Vice President Finance, CFO & CSO, Halifax International Airport Authority

Steven Christiansen, President, Gateway Facilities ULC

Nancy Conrad, Senior Vice President Policy, Halifax Chamber of Commerce

Ashley Dinning, President & CEO, Halterm Container Terminal Limited

Marc Fortin, Regional Director General, Atlantic Region, Transport Canada

John Hamblin, President, Clarke IT Solutions Inc.  

Kevin Hamm, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Gateway Secretariat

Francois Hebert, Vice President, Network Strategies, CN

Peter Hogan, Vice President Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

George Malec, Vice President Business Development & Operations, Halifax Port Authority

Captain Sid Hynes, Executive Chairman, Oceanex Inc.

Paul Kent, President & CEO, Greater Halifax Partnership

Paul LaFleche, Deputy Minister, Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Stephen Lund, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Patricia Lyall, President & CEO, Destination Halifax

Karen Oldfield, President & CEO, Halifax Port Authority

Tom Ruth, President & CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority

Steve Snider, General Manager & CEO, Halifax Harbour Bridges


WBLI Chartered Accountants were reappointed as auditors for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

Media Inquiries

Members of the media with inquiries about the Halifax Gateway can contact:

Nancy Phillips
Executive Director

(902) 490-6003