Government of Canada invests in trade and transportation, continues to improve rail safetyOctober 31, 2014$$$ – Milton, ON – Transport Canada
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today addressed members of the Milton Chamber of Commerce to highlight Government of Canada investments in trade and transportation, and describe the measures undertaken by the department to address the recommendations made by theTransportation Safety Board in its final report on the Lac-Mégantic train derailment.
Framing transportation as a key tool to support our aggressive trade agenda, Minister Raitt outlined strategic investments made under the Gateways and
The Minister also noted the comprehensive review of the Canada Transportation Act, led by the Honourable David Emerson. This review will help ensure the legislation is current, efficient, and on pace with industry, and our transportation network continues to support Canada's continuing economic growth.
In addition, the Minister described the latest measures taken by the government to address the Transportation Safety Board's (TSB) recommendations stemming from its final report on the Lac-Mégantic accident. These measures, in addition to those the government has already taken, will better protect Canadians and their communities by further improving railway safety and the safe transportation of dangerous goods by rail.
- Interested parties have until December 30 to provide submissions to the Canada Transportation Act Review Secretariat.
- New rail safety measures include improvements to train securement, the auditing of safety management systems, the classification of dangerous goods, and the training of railway employees.
- More than 750 businesses belong to the Milton Chamber of Commerce.
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport