Wed, Mar 14, 2012
Captain Jean-Marc Bélanger Has 33 Years In The Cockpit For The Airline
The Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) today elected Captain Jean-Marc Bélanger as Chair for the remainder of its two-year term. As Chair, Captain Bélanger will preside over MEC meetings and act as the pilots' principle representative to Air Canada on employment matters, including negotiation and administration of their collective agreement. The Chair is also responsible for implementation and administration of the policies of the Association, as directed by the MEC.
Captain Bélanger is based in Toronto and has 33 years' experience as a pilot with Air Canada, currently serving on the Boeing 767. He also has extensive experience with ACPA as an elected official, committee member and, indeed, as a former MEC Chair.
Captain Bélanger's term as Chair will run until December 31, 2013.
The MEC is ACPA's governing body, directing both policy and administration of the Association. In addition to the Chair, the MEC is composed of Local Executive Council Chairs and Vice Chairs, who are elected by pilots from their home bases in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver and Winnipeg, as well as the President and Secretary-Treasurer, who are chosen by all Air Canada pilots in national elections. ACPA is the largest professional pilot group in Canada, representing the more than 3,000 pilots who operate Air Canada's mainline fleet.
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