OTTAWA, March 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, issued this statement today:
"I am encouraged by the resumption of significant truck activity at Port Metro Vancouver terminals in recent days.
"This demonstrates that the actions taken by our government and the port have made a difference towards resolving this dispute.
"I stand by our commitment to implement the 14-point action plan. I have asked Mr. Vince Ready to ensure that all parties commit to further discussion for long-term solutions when the truckers return to work.
"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 to see the port returned to full operation very soon."
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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