Organization Profile - Oshawa-Hamilton Port Authority

Oshawa-Hamilton Port 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.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Transport

Appointment Provisions

The Board shall consist of seven directors.

Canada Marine Act

14 (1) The directors of a port authority shall be appointed as follows:

  1. the Governor in Council appoints one individual nominated by the Minister;
  2. the municipalities mentioned in the letters patent appoint one individual;
  3. the province or provinces mentioned in the letters patent appoint one or two individuals as mentioned in the letters patent; and
  4. the Governor in Council appoints the remaining individuals nominated by the Minister in consultation with users selected by the Minister or the classes of users mentioned in the letters patent.

14 (1.1) The Governor in Council may appoint a director under paragraph (1)(b) or (c) who has been nominated by the Minister if the position has been vacant for more than one year.

14 (2) Directors are appointed to hold office for any term of not more than three years that will ensure as far as possible the expiry in any one year of the terms of office of not more than one half of the directors, the terms being renewable twice only.

14 (2.1) A director shall serve no more than nine consecutive years on the board.

14 (2.2) A director’s appointment made by a municipality or province takes effect on the day on which notice of the appointment is received by the port authority.

14 (2.3) Subject to subsection (2.1), if a successor has not been appointed at the expiry of a director’s term, the director continues to hold office until their term is renewed or their successor is appointed.

14 (2.4) Subject to subsection (2.1) and despite subsection (2), the term of office of a director appointed under subsection (1.1) to fill a vacant position under paragraph (1)(b) or (c) expires on the day on which a director is appointed under that paragraph.

14 (4) The directors are appointed to serve part-time.

17 The board of directors shall elect a chairperson from among their number for a term not exceeding two years, the term being renewable.

18 Subject to subsection 19(1), where a port authority is continued under section 10 or 12, the directors or commissioners of the former local port corporation or harbour commission, respectively, continue to hold office as provisional directors of the port authority until the earlier of the day on which they are replaced or removed and ninety days after the date of the continuance.

Eligibility/Conflicts

14 (3) No person is eligible to be appointed as a director within twelve months after the expiration of their term or renewed term.

15 (1) The directors of a port authority appointed under any of paragraphs 14(1)(a) to (c) shall have generally acknowledged and accepted stature within the transportation industry or the business community.

15 (2) The directors of a port authority appointed under paragraph 14(1)(d) shall have generally acknowledged and accepted stature within the transportation industry or the business community and relevant knowledge and extensive experience related to the management of a business, to the operation of a port or to maritime trade.

16 The following individuals may not be directors of a port authority:

  1. an individual who is a mayor, councillor, officer or employee of a municipality mentioned in the letters patent;
  2. an individual who is a member of the legislature of a province, or an officer or employee of the public service or of a Crown corporation of a province, mentioned in the letters patent;
  3. a Senator or a member of the House of Commons;
    c.1 an officer or employee of the federal public administration, a federal Crown corporation or a port authority;
  4. an individual who is not a resident Canadian, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canada Business Corporations Act;
  5. an individual who is a director, officer or employee of a person who is a user of the port;
  6. an individual who is under eighteen years of age;
  7. an individual who has been declared mentally incompetent by a court in Canada or elsewhere; or
  8. an undischarged bankrupt.

19 (1) A director of a port authority ceases to hold office when the director:

  1. dies or resigns;
  2. is removed for cause by the authority that made the appointment, namely, the Governor in Council, the municipalities or the province or provinces, as the case may be; or
  3. is no longer qualified under section 16.

Consultation

14 (1) The directors of a port authority shall be appointed as follows:

  1. the Governor in Council appoints the remaining individuals nominated by the Minister in consultation with users selected by the Minister or the classes of users mentioned in the letters patent.

Quorum

14 (6) Subject to the letters patent, a majority of the directors in office constitutes a quorum at any meeting of directors and a quorum of directors may exercise all the powers of the directors.

Auditor

N/A

Remuneration

14 (5) The board of directors shall fix the remuneration of the directors, the chairperson and the chief executive officer.

Remuneration

Director (Federal)

  • Fixed by the Board of Directors

Directors (Users)

  • Fixed by the Board of Directors

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Director (Federal) 
Loomis, Christopher Keanin Mark
Hamilton, Ontario
Removable for cause
2019-06-19
2020-06-18
Directors (Users) 
Davis, Meghan Colleen
Hamilton, Ontario
Removable for cause
2018-06-25
2021-06-24
Waldes, Beverley Anne
Hamilton, Ontario
Removable for cause
2018-07-08
2021-07-07
2 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies:2