Air Canada Pilots Choose New Chair of Governing Council

TORONTO - The Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) today re-elected Captain Bruce White as Chair for its two-year term. As Chair, Captain White will preside over MEC meetings and act as the pilots' principle representative to Air Canada on employment matters, including negotiation and administration of their collective agreement. The Chair is also responsible for implementation and administration of the policies of the Association, as directed by the MEC.

Captain White is based in Winnipeg and has 20 years experience as a pilot with Air Canada, currently serving on the Airbus 320. He also has extensive experience with ACPA as both an elected official and committee member, most recently serving as Chair for the previous MEC.

Captain White's term as Chair will run until December 31, 2011.

The MEC is ACPA's governing body, directing both policy and administration of the Association. In addition to the Chair, the MEC is composed of Local Executive Council Chairs and Vice Chairs, who are elected by pilots from their home bases in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver and Winnipeg, as well as the President and Secretary-Treasurer, who are chosen by all Air Canada pilots in national elections. ACPA is the largest professional pilot group in Canada, representing the more than 3,000 pilots who operate Air Canada's mainline fleet.

Paul Howard
905-678-9008 x 222
647-401-4521 (cell)

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Jan 27, 201027 Jan 2010

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