MONCTON, NB, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Keith Ashfield,
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway,
today met with private sector stakeholders of the Atlantic Gateway
Advisory Council to discuss current issues and solutions to ensure the
Atlantic Gateway's global competitiveness.
"The Advisory Council provides valuable advice which helps us to shape
the implementation of the Atlantic Gateway and Trade Corridor
Strategy," said Minister Ashfield. "We believe that Atlantic Canada is
uniquely poised to capture additional economic opportunities and we
will continue to work together to implement our Atlantic Gateway
Strategy that positions Atlantic Canada as a key entry and exit point
into and out of North America."
"The Advisory Council welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with the
Minister to highlight and discuss issues affecting the movement of
international trade through and the competitiveness of the Atlantic
Gateway and Trade Corridor," said Captain Sidney Hynes, Chair of the
Atlantic Gateway Advisory Council.
The Council provided the Minister with a private sector perspective on
the Atlantic Gateway supply chain. Updates were also given on key
policy and regulatory issues and marketing initiatives. The Minister
will continue to meet bi-annually with the Council to foster the
ongoing public-private sector partnership necessary to grow
international trade to and from Atlantic Canada.
The Atlantic Gateway Advisory Council is a private-sector organization
comprised of 13 CEO-level representatives from transportation providers
and system users across Atlantic Canada. The Advisory Council works
with governments to identify and address the range of issues impacting
the competitiveness of the Atlantic Gateway and Trade Corridor. For
more information on the Council or the Atlantic Gateway and Trade
Corridor Strategy, please visit www.atlanticgateway.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Keith Ashfield
Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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