VANCOUVER, May 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of
Transport, and the Honourable Todd Stone, British Columbia's Minister
of Transportation and Infrastructure today welcomed recommendations from advisor Vince Ready on immediate steps to implement key elements
of the Joint Action Plan released on March 26, 2014, to achieve
stability in the Port Metro Vancouver trucking industry.
"Mr. Ready has submitted recommendations to Transport Canada officials,
which will be acted upon quickly. These recommendations allow for wait
times to be measured and truckers to be compensated accordingly,
consistent with the Joint Action Plan.
"It doesn't end here. Discussions on further steps to implement the
Joint Action Plan and on long-term solutions for stable and efficient
trucking operations at Canada's busiest port will continue. We are
confident all parties will continue to work together to achieve
long-term stability at the port.
"The efficient movement of marine containers through Port Metro
Vancouver is critical to Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway and the national
economy. It is crucial that it continues to be a reliable and efficient
port of trade for Canada."
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
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