D&P taps east coast for new president

  • January 6, 2009

{mosimage}MONTREAL - The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has turned to Newfoundland to find a new president of its national council.

Pat Hogan of St. John’s has been elected as the new president, according to a Dec. 16 news release from the organization’s head office in Montreal. At one-time a teacher in Zambia with CUSO, Hogan joined Development and Peace in 1996 and served as chair of the St. John’s diocesan council and as a member of the education committee prior to being elected to the national council in 2004.

Hogan said he would be working to strengthen and broaden the 13,000-strong membership over his two-year term.

Joining him on the executive committee are Vice-president Michel Denis from Hanmer, Ont., Secretary Natasha Halpin from Vancouver, Treasurer Yves Bourassa from Montreal and Past-president Hélène Trépanier from Quebec City.

Development and Peace is the Canadian bishops’ agency for Third World development and international social advocacy. Last year it sent $11.2 million to developing nations for 234 projects and $4.7 million for 43 emergency relief projects.

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