Two Trustees Re-appointed to the National Gallery of Canada’s Board of Trustees

Ottawa - June 27, 2013

Mr. Michael Tims, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada, is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Mr. Allan Benoit and Mr. Paul Baay as Trustees. These appointments were recently approved by the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.  For more information on these appointees, please consult their biographies on National Gallery of Canada’s website at www.gallery.ca/about/board-of-trustees.

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