MONTREAL, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of
Transport, today addressed participants at the 33rd Women's
International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) Conference about
the important role that women play in the marine sector.
Minister Raitt stressed the importance of women's access to management
positions, as very important for the Government of Canada.
"The top priorities for the Government of Canada are jobs, growth and
long-term prosperity, and women are critical to Canada's economic
success," said Minister Raitt.
Minister Raitt also addressed the role of transportation in building
Canada's future prosperity, and the importance of promoting
partnerships and entrepreneurship towards ensuring a safe and secure
national transportation system.
"We must continue to build on the partnerships between governments and
the private sector to fully realize the potential of our transportation
system and create the right environment for our industries to grow and
prosper," added Minister Raitt.
WISTA is an international organisation for women in management positions
involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades
worldwide. It is a major player in attracting more women to the
industry and in supporting women in management positions. With
networking, education and mentoring in focus, WISTA seeks to enhance
members' competence and empower career success.
WISTA is growing and has over 1,800 members in 34 countries worldwide.
WISTA pursues and supports the creation of both national and
international business relationships among WISTA members.
Minister Raitt's speech is available at: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/mediaroom/speeches-7369.html
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SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
Transport Canada, Ottawa