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2014-04-17 16:20:39

Three year mandates for Dr. John M. Sehmer and Dr. Christopher J. Brooks OTTAWA, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointments of Dr. John Sehmer of Vancouver, B.C., and Dr. Christopher Brooks of Ottawa, Ontario, to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC), each for a three-year term. Dr. Sehmer is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia Medical School in the Department of...

2014-04-10 12:21:25

OTTAWA, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, issued this statement today: "I have received a copy of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority's report, Toronto Pearson January 2014 Operations Disruption: Review and Recommendations. "I am reviewing the report's recommendations with great interest and expect the Airport Authority will take the steps necessary to improve contingency planning. I also urge other Canadian airport authorities,...

2014-03-25 12:21:37

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...

2014-03-12 16:21:39

REGINA, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, addressed the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities today on the Government of Canada's commitment to get grain moving quickly. Minister Raitt said the government is ensuring the efficient export of grain by specifying the minimum volumes to be carried by each railway and by planning additional legislation to ensure Canada maintains a world-class logistics system when Parliament returns...

2014-01-22 12:20:31

OTTAWA, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, attended the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' National Municipal Rail Safety Working Group meeting to hear their views on improving risk assessments, emergency planning and response capability, as well as increasing insurance requirements for railways and shippers. This meeting is one in a series of ongoing discussions with representatives of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as...

2013-12-11 12:20:45

OTTAWA, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, made the following statement today, in response to Canada Post's Five-point Action Plan: "In today's digital age, Canadians are sending less mail than ever. According to Canada Post, a typical Canadian household buys only one to two dozen stamps per year. Due to the lack of demand, mail volumes have dropped almost 25% per address since 2008 and continue to fall. This is leading to a steep decline in...

2013-11-20 08:20:14

OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, along with the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will make an important announcement that will improve the safety of Canadians. Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: House of Commons (Centre Block Foyer) 111 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario...

2013-11-19 20:20:10

OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today met with the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs to further discuss enhancing the safe transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) as part of an ongoing dialogue with Canada's first responders. "The safety of Canadians is Transport Canada's top priority," said Minister Raitt. "The department continues to work closely with all stakeholders, including first responders, to examine all means of...

2013-10-30 08:23:04

OTTAWA, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport spoke to participants at the 2013 World Maritime Day Observance Conference in New York about Canada's commitment to safe, secure and sustainable marine practices. The event was hosted by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and the United States Coast Guard. "Canada has had a strong working relationship with the NAMEPA since 2008 and we are delighted to...

2013-10-29 16:20:44

OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, addressed the SecureTech 2013 Conference on the Government of Canada's ongoing work to strengthen the security of Canada's land borders and aviation system. "Our government is pursuing an ambitious trade agenda that requires safe and secure supply chains to move products to market," said Minister Raitt. "In today's global economy, a solid economy relies on solid transportation security."...