Staples-Lyon Appointed to Royal Canadian Mint Board


The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister responsible for the Royal Canadian Mint, today announced the appointment of Ms. Bonnie Staples-Lyon of Winnipeg as a member of the board of directors of the Royal Canadian Mint for a term of four years.


"I am pleased that Ms. Staples-Lyon has agreed to serve as a director of the Royal Canadian Mint," said Minister Cannon. "Her experience in business and communications will be an asset to the organization."


Ms. Staples-Lyon studied journalism at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta. Over her career, she has held a variety of communications positions in several ministries in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. She joined Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in 2000, where she was vice-president, corporate affairs and communications. In 2007, she founded her own company, Staples-Lyon Communications Inc., of which she is president.

About the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is a for-profit Crown corporation responsible for the production of all circulation coinage in Canada. It also produces circulation and numismatic coins, and investment coins and products for domestic and international customers. As one of the largest refiners of precious metals in the world, it refines, assays and stores gold and silver for Canadian and foreign customers. The Mint is among the most advanced minting operations in the world, employing over 770 people at its Ottawa headquarters and at its Winnipeg production facility.

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