OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister
of Transport underscored the critical role that safety plays in
Canada's transportation sector in a speech to the 2013 Fall Meeting of
the Council of Public Affairs Executives.
"Transportation is an essential part of the Canadian economy and safety
is paramount for all transportation modes," said Minister Raitt. "Our
government is committed to ensuring the safety and security of our
Minister Raitt talked about the government's priority of safety and
highlighted its investment of more than $100 million in Canada's rail
safety system, Canada's improved rail safety record, and safety and
oversight regulations, which provide authority to increase fines and
provide whistleblower protection for employees with safety concerns.
Minister Raitt also spoke about Canada's World Class Tanker Safety
initiative which focuses on prevention, preparedness and response, and
liability and compensation in the marine transportation of oil.
"By working with industry across all modes of transportation, we will
maintain a safe transportation system and support a prosperous future,"
added Minister Raitt.
Following her speech, Minister Raitt participated in a roundtable
discussion on business conditions and priority issues for industry. She
also shared her insight into both the Government's priorities and its
Under the Conference Board of Canada, The Council of Public Affairs Executives is a network of senior executives who have overall responsibility for
public affairs within their organization. The public affairs council
provides a forum for learning, networking, and professional development
for public affairs executives.
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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