Blue Water Bridge Authority Canada has new chairman PERSONNEL
By Peter Samuel
Marcel Beaubien, a prominent local political figure in southwest Ontario has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of the Blue Water Bridge Canada, the Canadian government entity that owns and operates the Canadian portion of the Sarnia Ontario-Port Huron Michigan twin span bridges. The US portion of the bridge is operated by Michigan DOT and competes actively with the Ambassador Bridge Detroit-Windsor - 55 miles away to the southwest - for long-distance truck traffic.
Beaubien's appointment as chairman of the board was announced by The Canadian Minister for Transport, Steven Fletcher, who said in an official statement: "His experience and his dedication to the Authority as a member of the board will make him a great asset in this new role."
He replaces Ken James a former member of the federal parliament and elected official in Sarnia.
Beaubien was a member for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex of the Ontario parliament 1995 to 2003 . He served as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Finance and to the Minister of Agriculture and was also a member of various parliamentary committees. He ids a past mayor of the Town of Petrolia
He is a developer, builder and manager of small commercial complexes and an advisor for Canadians for Properly Built Homes, a Canadian not-for-profit, national consumer protection organization.
He has been on the Blue Water Bridge Authority's board of directors since June 2011.