CAGLIARI, Italy, June 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The transportation system is something Canadians rely on every day, from getting us to work, or bringing us the goods we use in our homes. This week, Canada showcases its vision of a safe, secure, green, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the well-being of Canada's middle class.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, attended the G7 Transport Ministers' Meeting in Cagliari, Italy, on June 21 and 22, 2017, where the Ministers adopted a joint declaration to confirm their commitment to fostering investment in high-quality infrastructure as a key element of the strategy to support sustainable economic growth to the benefit of Canadians.
In addition, Minister Garneau held bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the European Union, during which he highlighted areas of cooperation to reduce air pollution in the air and marine sectors. He also discussed best practices for connected and automated vehicles as well as the importance of building lasting transportation infrastructure. Canada, a vast country which relies on a complex transportation network to move its citizens and goods, demonstrates that Canadians benefit from a competitive and efficient transportation system.
"The G7 Transport Ministers' meeting showcased Canada's accomplishments in the transportation sector. It provided the ideal setting to exchange ideas on approaches in building quality transportation infrastructure, as well as to restate Canada's commitment to working with other major trading countries on best practices and lessons learned to make our transportation system more efficient and sustainable, to ultimately benefit all Canadians.
I would like to thank the Mayor of Stratford, Dan Mathieson, who joined me and delivered a great presentation on smart cities at the Sharing of best practices – Models of sustainable infrastructure ministerial session."
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
- Minister Garneau joined his colleagues from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union in Cagliari, Italy.
- Canada will assume the Presidency of the G7 in 2018.
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SOURCE Transport Canada
For further information: Delphine Denis, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700, [email protected]; Media Relations, Transport Canada, 613-993-0055