Minister Raitt launches review of Canada's transportation legislation
Appoints eminent Canadians to start review by looking at grain by rail
June 25, 2014 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Transport Canada
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today launched a statutory review of Canada's transportation legislation a year ahead of schedule, fulfilling the government's promise made this spring to accelerate the review.
The review is being done a year earlier than required to address a range of changing conditions and challenges, including those related to the transportation of grain on the Prairies. It will also examine what improvements could be made in a number of areas, including: our strategic transportation gateways and corridors; Canada's transportation safety and environmental regimes; the role of technological innovation in improving transportation services and infrastructure; the safe movement of goods through communities; support for the northern transportation system; federally regulated passenger rail services; the vitality of our aviation sector and air connectivity; and governance and service delivery for key federal operations, assets, and agencies.