Statement From Ontario’s Tourism Minister

May 1, 2012


Today Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, released the following statement on the appointment of the new chair of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission:

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Wilson, former dean of business at St. Lawrence College, as the new chair of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission effective April 18, 2012.

Mr. Wilson as the new chair will continue to strengthen the sustainability of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission as a key economic driver and iconic tourism attraction in Eastern Ontario, which attracts over 1 million visitors annually.

Mr. Wilson has extensive experience as a volunteer board member and board chair in a variety of fields including economic development, health care and the environment. He also brings strong municipal leadership, governance and business experience to his new role.

I look forward to working with the new Chair and the Board to continue building a stronger economy in Eastern Ontario, creating jobs and attracting more visitors to a beautiful part of the province.”


  • Rob Foote, Minister’s Office, 416-327-4365
  • Denelle Balfour, Communications Branch, 416-212-3928
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