Former president of the Haida Nation joins Prince Rupert Port Authority’s board of directors

PRPA’s board bids farewell to former member, Bud Smith, as Peter Lantin takes over the position

Peter Lantin will be appointed to the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s (PRPA) board of directors for a term of three years starting June 1, Claire Trevena, B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure announced on Friday, May 31.

Lantin will be replacing Bud Smith, a long-term board member and the chair since 2012 whose term expired in June 2018.

“We welcome Mr. Lantin to our board and thank Bud for his unwavering commitment to guiding PRPA in its efforts to growing the Prince Rupert gateway,” said Shaun Stevenson, president and CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

“We are extremely grateful for Bud’s dedication to building a better Canada through trade. During the time Bud spent as chair of the board, he was part of a team that led the organization through an incredible period of growth and diversification,” said Stevenson.

READ MORE: Bud Smith elected the new chair of the Prince Rupert Port Authority

Members on the PRPA’s board of directors are appointed three year term with a maximum tenure of three terms. The board is composed of seven individuals who are appointed by the three levels of government, with the final decision made by the Minister of Transport in consultation with the Port User Nominating Committee.

Previous to this position, Lantin served as the President of the Council of the Haida Nation from 2012-2018 and has worked in financial administration and governance. Lantin served as Chair for the Gwaii Trust, and was the Chief Operating Officer for TRICORP, an Aboriginal capital corporation.

READ MORE: Haida leaders join coastal First Nations push for tanker ban

Smith worked on many projects to diversify the port during his tenure including the Ridley Island Road Rail Utility Corridor, the development of Westview Wood Pellet Terminal, the Fairview Container Terminal expansion, the development of the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal, and the Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor.


Jenna Cocullo | Journalist
Jenna Cocullo 
Send Jenna email
Like the The Northern View on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

Port of Prince Rupert

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rennell Sound road access to be closed over Labour Day weekend

Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District temporarily closing Rennell Road Aug. 31 to Sept. 7

Regional district requests review of Tlell, Tow Hill speed limits

Electoral Area Advisory Committee recommended request ‘to make sure everybody’s safe’

Haida Gwaii resident upcycles glass into ‘quarantini’ tumblers

Faye Laidlaw of Queen Charlotte making tumblers, candleholders to keep glass out of landfill

Power restored for more than 1,300 BC Hydro customers impacted by outage

Outages left hundreds of BC Hydro customers on Haida Gwaii without power on Aug. 9

Haida Gwaii libraries resume inter-branch deliveries

Users can once again access materials from entire Vancouver Island Regional Library system

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

More charges laid against man accused of killing Red Deer doctor in walk-in clinic

Appearing before a judge, Deng Mabiour, 54, rambled about being sick and needing a doctor

Teen killer Kelly Ellard gets day parole extension, allowing up to 5 days at home

Ellard is serving a life sentence for the 1997 murder of 14-year-old Reena Virk

Andrew Scheer likely marking last day in House of Commons as Opposition leader

Today’s Commons sitting is one of two scheduled for August

Deaths feared after train derails amid storms in Scotland

Stonehaven is on the line for passenger trains linking Aberdeen with the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow

DFO says 5 aggrieved B.C First Nations were consulted on fisheries plan

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations calls response ‘a sham,’ adding DFO never incorporates their views

Lower Mainland woman gives birth on in-laws’ driveway

Frédérique Gagnon new son is appropriately named after Norse trickster god

Man, 54, charged in connection with fatal attack of Red Deer doctor

Doctor was killed in his walk-in clinic on Monday

UPDATE: Two dead after fishing boat sinks off southern Vancouver Island

Shawnigan Lake-registered Arctic Fox II went down off Cape Flattery, west of Victoria

Most Read