Appointment to the Saint John Port Authority

Three-year mandate for Ms. Lisa Ann Keenan

OTTAWA (ON) – The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointment of Ms. Lisa Ann Keenan of Saint John, New Brunswick to the board of directors of the Saint John Port Authority for a term of three years.

Ms. Keenan has been practising law in Saint John for more than 20 years, working primarily on criminal law, administrative law, family law and real estate law. Ms. Keenan has served on several boards, including as past president and director of Saint John Non Profit Housing Inc., president of the New Brunswick Red Cross, and member of the board of governors of the Canadian Red Cross. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in History from St. Francis Xavier University. Recently, Ms. Keenan received the E. Neil McKelvey, Q.C. Pro Bono and Volunteer Service Award from the Canadian Bar Association.

Quick Facts

  • The Saint John Port Authority is the Canada Port Authority established to manage Port Saint John under the Canada Marine Act.
  • Canada Port Authorities are non-share capital corporations that are of strategic significance to Canada’s trade.
  • Eighteen Canada Port Authorities now make up Canada’s national port system.


“I am very pleased that Ms. Keenan will serve on the board of the Saint John Port Authority, which will benefit from her experience in real estate and administrative law, as well as her knowledge of the non-profit sector.”

The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport

Associated Link

Saint John Port Authority

Media contact:

Ashley Kelahear
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
(603) 991-0700

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