Air Canada announces changes to Board of Directors

    MONTREAL, Dec. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced changes to
its Board of Directors. Robert G. Long, FCA, has been appointed to the Air
Canada Board of Directors, concurrent with the resignations of Richard McCoy
and John McLennan. As previously announced, David Richardson will succeed
Robert Milton as Chairman. These changes, to take effect January 1, 2008, will
bring the total number of board members to nine.
    "The entire Air Canada Board joins me in thanking Robert Milton for his
leadership and vision to build the strong and viable Air Canada we have today.
We also wish to thank Richard McCoy and John McLennan for their contribution
to the Board, and welcome Robert Long as a new member. His extensive
experience will be a valuable asset," said David Richardson, Incoming Chairman
of the Board.
    Robert Long has held executive positions at Ernst & Young, where he was
Regional Managing Partner before becoming Vice Chairman - Operations for the
firm, prior to retirement. He also held the position of Chair of the
Professional Conduct Committee of the Ontario Institute of Chartered
Accountants. Mr. Long is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of
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