OTTAWA, Jan. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Government of Canada, I
would like to express our deep sadness at the passing of Cliff Mackay,
in Napanee on January 26, 2012, and offer our sincere condolences to
As president and chief executive officer of the Railway Association of
Canada (RAC) since 2006, Mr. Mackay provided strong leadership and
spoke with passion on many key transportation issues. Whatever new
challenges the rail industry faced, whether economic, environmental or
security-related, Mr. Mackay pursued them with enthusiasm and became an
advocate for positive change.
One of Mr. Mackay's many contributions during a time of considerable
change and challenges for the transportation sector was to open up
public discussion on rail issues, whether highlighting the critical
importance of rail to the Canadian economy or supporting development
and innovation in the sector.
Mr. Mackay made an extraordinary contribution to the development of the
transportation industry in Canada across all modes. This included his
work in his previous capacity as president and chief executive officer
of the Air Transport Association of Canada.
Mr. Mackay will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched
and his legacy, not only as president of the RAC but in the course of
his rich and varied career, will remain.
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