Ottawa, December 22, 2006
2006-087

Archived - Minister of Finance Announces Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Appointment

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The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today announced the appointment of Shelley Tratch to the Board of Directors of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC).

Ms. Tratch takes her position as a private sector Director on the CDIC Board effective immediately.

Ms. Tratch retired from the practice of law in 2004 after 23 years. She practised primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial transactions including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate reorganizations, limited partnerships and strategic business alliances. She continues to serve on numerous not-for-profit boards and pursues other advisory activities.

Biographical notes are attached.

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Biographical Notes

Shelley Tratch

A resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Tratch graduated from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in 1980.

A leading corporate and commercial lawyer for more than 23 years, Ms. Tratch retired from active practice in 2004 to devote more time to her board and advisory activities. She practised primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial transactions including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate reorganizations, limited partnerships and strategic business alliances.

Currently, Ms. Tratch is a Director of the British Columbia Provincial Health Services Authority, a Director and Vice-Chair of British Columbia Film, a Director of the Health Employers Association of British Columbia, a Director of the Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies, and a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.