CALGARY, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, delivered a keynote address
today at a luncheon jointly hosted by the University of Calgary's
School of Public Policy and the Van Horne Institute.
"Our government's top priority is the economy," said Minister Lebel.
"Through effective policy and collaboration with the private sector, we
can help to create an environment in which private business can
succeed, creating jobs and ensuring conditions for long-term
In his address, the Minister discussed the Government of Canada's
commitment to building a transportation system that responds to
Canada's 21st-century needs. He also underlined the importance of
having a transportation system that facilitates efficient and reliable
movement of people and goods, which will in turn drive economic growth
and position Canada more competitively on the world stage.
"While we're busy integrating modes and systems, we must also continue
to strengthen our commitment to partnership and collaboration," added
Minister Lebel. "And we're going to continue working with groups such
as the University of Calgary and the Van Horne Institute so we can hear
from academics and subject matter experts."
Discussions and roundtables with transportation stakeholders are
opportunities to deepen participants' understanding of how Canada's
transportation system can be positioned to meet the key challenges that
Transport Canada has been a member of the Van Horne Institute for many
years. The institute assists industry, government and the public in
addressing issues affecting transportation, supply chain management and
logistics. The School of Public Policy provides a practical, global and
focused perspective on public policy analysis.
SOURCE Transport Canada
For further information:
| Pierre Floréa |
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
| Media Relations |
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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