Statement - Minister Garneau tables the Canada Transportation Act Review Report

OTTAWA, Feb. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, issued the following statement today.

"As Minister of Transport, I am pleased to table the Canada Transportation Act Review Report in Parliament.

"Over a period of 18 months, the Review undertook a broad examination and heard from more than 300 Canadian transportation and trade stakeholders, including provinces and territories, to ensure that the national transportation system continues to support Canada's international competitiveness, trade, and prosperity. 

"The Government of Canada will carefully consider the findings contained in the Report and any actions required to further strengthen the safety, efficiency, and competitiveness of Canada's transportation system.

"As Minister of Transport, I am committed to lead a new and modern vision for transportation in Canada. The Report looks ahead, over the next 20 to 30 years, to examine how we can maximize the contribution of our transportation system to support Canada's economic growth.

"The government is interested in hearing the perspectives of federal colleagues, provincial and territorial counterparts, indigenous communities, and private and public stakeholders in the coming weeks and months regarding the issues raised by the report. 

"Collaboration with all key partners will be essential to move forward and ensure Canada's transportation system is well positioned to capitalize on global opportunities, contribute to a high-performing economy, and meet the evolving needs of Canadians."

The report can be found at

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SOURCE Transport Canada

For further information: Contacts: Delphine Denis, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055

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