HALIFAX, July 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ -The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today addressed participants at the Women in Transportation Roundtable about the integral role that women play in Canada's transportation industry.
Minister Raitt spoke to women from transportation-related industries in Atlantic Canada about the benefits of developing a sustainable, skilled workforce in the transportation sector, and the need for more women to be front and centre, at every level of the industry.
Stressing the importance of women's access to management positions, the Minister encouraged women to build careers in the transportation industry to support Canadians and the economy.
Minister Raitt also urged the participants and all women who are leaders in the transportation industry to do what they can to address the underrepresentation of women in the workplace to develop a sustainable, skilled workforce in the transportation sector.
"Our government's top priority remains jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. Women's contribution to the transportation industry is critical to Canada's economic success. More women are becoming leaders in the field of transportation, and Canada's transportation industry will benefit from the energy, intelligence and ability that women bring to it."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
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SOURCE: Transport Canada
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