OTTAWA, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister
of Transport, made the following statement after meeting with the
Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
"I reiterated to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and
Communities the Government of Canada's commitment to ensuring a safe
transportation system and enhancing the safety of the transportation of
"I asked the Committee to undertake a safety review of the
transportation of dangerous goods in Canada's transportation system and
I am pleased that they have agreed to do so.
"Whenever dangerous goods are being moved — we want to make sure it is
"In addition, over the past decade, Transport Canada has introduced
Safety Management Systems (SMS) to advance the safety and security of
our transportation system.
"As part of the review, the Committee will examine the progress being
made on SMS implementation in all modes and make recommendations on
further areas for improvement.
"The Committee will also consult with industry and government
stakeholders to get their perspectives and advice on what more we
should be doing to further strengthen Canada's transportation system.
"The Committee can count on Transport Canada's full support in this
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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