Canadian Transportation Agency Annual Report 1999

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OTTAWA - June 5, 2000 - The Canadian Transportation Agency tabled today its Annual Report to Parliament for 1999. It's theme, "Moving with the Times," reflects the dramatic changes faced by the transportation industry last year.

The air sector was faced with the near-collapse of Canadian Airlines International and its merger with Air Canada, the country's largest national carrier. The marine pilotage system was subject to review by the Canadian Transportation Agency and, as a result a number of recommendations are being implemented. As well, the Western grain handling and transportation system, was subject to a review and recommendations which the federal government has taken into account in its latest announcement.

"When looking back over the year, we recognize the significance of these events to the Canadian economy," remarked Marian Robson, Chairman of the Agency. "We wanted our Annual Report to capture the essence of these changes to the transportation industry and its customers".

The report describes the Agency's activities in 1999 including its significant decisions. As well, it assesses the operation of the Canada Transportation Act and any difficulties the Agency encountered in its administration of the Act in 1999.

A section of the report is also dedicated to the Agency's activities in removing undue obstacles to the mobility of people with disabilities.

The Canadian Transportation Agency is a quasi-judicial tribunal which administers government legislation and policies for maintaining an economic, efficient and accessible system of transportation within Canada.

To obtain a copy of this report or other Agency publications, or to find out more about the Canadian Transportation Agency, visit its Website at


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