Organization Profile - Great Lakes Pilotage Authority

Great Lakes Pilotage Authority

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Crown Corporation (FAA, Sched. III, Part I)

Minister Responsible

Minister of Transport


The mission of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority is to establish, operate, maintain and administer in the interest of safety, an efficient pilotage service within the Great Lakes region for commercial vessels.

Head Office

Cornwall, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Pilotage Act

The Authority consists of:

  • a Chairperson appointed by GIC after consultation with members and the users of its services, to hold office during pleasure for the term that the GIC considers appropriate. The Chairperson may be appointed to serve full-time or part-time; and
  • not more than six other members appointed by the Minister, with the approval of the GIC, to hold office during pleasure, for a term not to exceed four years; not more than half the members' terms may expire in any one year; eligible for reappointment in the same or another capacity. If a member is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the term of an incumbent member, other than an officer-director, the incumbent member continues in office until a successor is appointed.

One member may be appointed by the GIC as Vice-Chairperson, if deemed to be appropriate. The Vice-Chairperson may be appointed to serve either full-time of part-time.

If a member of any Authority is unable at any time to perform the duties of office of the member by reason of absence or incapacity, the GIC may, on such terms and conditions as the GIC may prescribe, appoint a temporary substitute member.

Where the Chairperson serves full-time, the Chairperson has the direction and control of the business of the Authority and may exercise such powers as may be conferred on the Chairperson by by-law of the Authority.

Where the Chairperson serves part-time, the Board appoints a Chief Executive Officer who has the direction and control of the business of the Authority and who may exercise such powers as may be conferred on the Chief Executive Officer by by-law of the Authority.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson, or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson, if any, shall act as Chairperson.


An individual who is engaged in the business of providing pilotage services — or who is employed by a person that is engaged in the business of providing pilotage services or that uses pilotage services — is not eligible to be the Chairperson or other member of an Authority.

No officer or employee of a Crown corporation or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer of a parent Crown corporation, shall be a director of the parent Crown corporation.


The Pilotage Act specifies that the Chairperson is appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister and after consultation with members of the Authority and with the users of its services.

The Financial Administration Act requires that before an officer-director of a parent Crown corporation is appointed, the Minister shall consult the Board of Directors of the Corporation with respect to the appointment.


A simple majority of the directors in office (s.59 of By-Law No. 1 as amended by By-Law No. 6).


Pursuant to the Pilotage Act, the Auditor General is the auditor of the Authority.



  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($160 - $250)
  • Position; annual ($5,100 - $6,000)

Vice-chairperson and Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($160 - $250)
  • Position; annual ($2,600 - $3,000)


  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($160 - $250)
  • Position; annual ($2,600 - $3,000)
  • Plus reasonable travel expenses as fixed by by-laws of the Corporation.


Pound, James Donald
St. Catharines, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
Vice-Chairperson and Member
1 Vacant Position
Boilard, Josée-Christine
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure
Brindle, Ginette Ida Marie
Harrow, Ontario
During Pleasure
Fazio, Teena
Westmount, Quebec
During Pleasure
Kaminker, Vered
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
Mills, Julie Margaret
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
Total vacancies:1