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Ms. Jane Weldon was appointed Director General, Marine Safety & Security, Transport Canada, in June 2016. Her responsibilities include developing, coordinating, enforcing and managing national safety, security and environmental protection legislation, policies, standards and regulatory controls governing Canada’s marine transportation and pilotage systems and services.
Prior to becoming the Director General of Marine Safety and Security, Jane was the Director General of Surface Infrastructure Programs with Transport Canada from 2009-2016 Jane was responsible for a variety of programs and activities that included airports, ports, infrastructure, and the environment, as well as Intelligent Transportation Systems
Jane started her career with the Naval Reserve in Halifax and here in Ottawa. She started within the public service in 1989, holding various positions at Health Canada. She joined Human Resources and Social Development Canada in 1998 and held a number of director positions in the Strategic Policy and Employment Programs directorates, culminating in her promotion to Director General, Homelessness Partnering Secretariat in 2005.
Jane graduated from the University of Ottawa with a M.A. in business administration and a bachelor’s degree