MONTREAL, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of
Transport, underscored the importance of the trucking industry to
Canada's long-term economic growth in a speech today to the bi-annual
meeting of Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) Board members.
"The Government of Canada recognizes the critical role the trucking
industry plays in our transportation system, the Canadian economy, and
our trading relationship with the United States," said Minister Raitt.
"We will continue to work with other governments, businesses and
stakeholders, such as the CTA, to strengthen safety in the trucking
Minister Raitt also addressed topics such as safety and environmental
regulations, the shortage of drivers, and recent Government of Canada
investments in border infrastructure, technology and security.
Minister Raitt reiterated the Government of Canada's commitment to
working with other governments and key stakeholders to support
long-term infrastructure projects.
The CTA is a federation of provincial trucking associations representing
a broad cross-section of the trucking industry—some 4,500 carriers,
owner-operators and industry suppliers.
The CTA represents the industry's viewpoint on national and
international policy, regulatory and legislative issues that affect
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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