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Organization Profile - Atlantic Pilotage Authority

Atlantic 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 Atlantic Pilotage Authority is to establish, operate, maintain, and administer, in the interest of safety, an efficient pilotage service within the Atlantic Region.

Head Office

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Appointment Provisions

Pilotage Act

The Authority consists of:

  • a Chairperson appointed by the GIC after consultation with members and the users of its service, 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 or part-time.

If a member of the 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 member 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.


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 of Canada is the auditor of the Authority.



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


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


Gallagher, Robert Jack
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
McCann, John Patrick
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
Anthony, Edward F.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Pleasure
Aymar, Alisa L.
Meteghan River, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure
Craig, Kathryn Marlene
Saint John, New Brunswick
During Pleasure
Saxena, Vivek
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies: 1
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