The CMLA joins in congratulating Gillian Grant, Senior Counsel in Maritime Law at Transport Canada, on her recent appointment as permanent representative of Canada to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, for an initial term of three (3) years. Gillian has long been a CMLA member and Chair of its IMO Liaison Committee. She will be greatly missed at meetings of the Board of Directors, but she will now be able to deploy her considerable talents in a most effective manner, in her new, international posting. All members, directors and officers of the CMLA wish to thank Gillian for her devoted service over the years and wish her every happiness and success in London. At the same time, the Board of Directors is looking forward to working with Gillian's successor at Transport Canada, Joseph Melaschenko.