The Government of Canada has announced the appointment of Sandra Martel as chief executive officer of Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI).

Martel has been with JCCBI since 2006 in various roles. Following the departure of the former CEO, she agreed to act as interim CEO; at the time she was a senior director, a position she had accepted in 2012. She has over 23 years of experience in the field of civil engineering, including working in research and development at Université de Sherbrooke and in the areas of project management and business development at Expertech and Bell Canada.

“Ms. Martel’s extensive knowledge in the field of civil engineering, many years’ experience in the organization, and excellent work as interim CEO equip her well to manage large-scale projects for JCCBI in the coming years, particularly the deconstruction of the existing Champlain Bridge and major reinforcement work on the metal structure of the Jacques Cartier Bridge,” said François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

This appointment is part of the Government of Canada’s new approach to Governor in Council appointments. This approach involves an open, transparent and merit-based selection process that emphasizes gender parity and reflects Canada’s diversity, a process that will enable Ministers to make appointment recommendations for positions within their respective portfolios by providing them with information and guidance.

JCCBI, a Crown Corporation that operates at arm’s length from the government, reports to Parliament through the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

JCCBI owns and operates four federal transportation corridors in the Montreal area:

  • The Champlain Bridge and the Estacade;
  • the Jacques Cartier Bridge;
  • the Melocheville tunnel;
  • the Honoré Mercier Bridge (federal portion); and
  • the Bonaventure Expressway (federal portion).
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