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2014-09-10 16:20:38

QUÉBEC CITY, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, has concluded two days of meetings on the competitive challenges and successes experienced by the marine shipping sector in Quebec, as it competes in an evolving global environment. Minister Raitt toured both the Port of Montréal and the Port of Trois-Rivières yesterday, and the Port of Québec today, discussing issues and opportunities with marine shipping leaders. In addition, she met with the Quebec...

2014-09-10 12:21:01

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Sept.10, 2014 /CNW/ - Jeff Watson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today recognized the central role that marine pilots play in maintaining professional standards in Canada's marine transportation system in remarks made to the 4(th) Canadian Marine Pilots' Association (CMPA) Congress in Niagara Falls. Building on the congress theme of "Beyond the Horizon: The Future and Pilotage", Mr. Watson acknowledged the importance of...

2014-09-08 12:20:57

ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today addressed an audience of international air industry leaders, top level decision-makers, and other airport professionals at the annual Airports Council International -North America Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Minister Raitt discussed policy issues with her American and international counterparts and senior business leaders and the opportunities open to the Canadian and international...

2014-09-02 12:20:39

GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its assessment of Transport Canada's response to Recommendation A14-01, made following the release of the investigation report (A11H0002) into the 20 August 2011 controlled flight into terrain of a Boeing 737 in Resolute Bay, Nunavut. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and an ensuing post-crash fire. Eight passengers and all four crew members died, and three passengers were...

2014-08-27 08:21:36

The Corporation remains focused on its Five-point Action Plan amid declining mail volumes OTTAWA, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canada Post segment reported a profit before tax of $53 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to a loss before tax of $104 million in the same quarter of 2013. For the first two quarters of 2014, the segment reported a profit before tax of $26 million, compared to a loss before tax of $36 million for the same period in 2013. The results were...

2014-08-19 16:21:22

OTTAWA, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Union of Canadian Transportation Employees applauds the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) on the thoroughness of its final report on the July 6, 2013 rail disaster at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. In its report, TSB made significant recommendations with regards to the improvement of rail safety and safety management systems. TSB identified the need for Transport Canada resources to be dedicated to continuous inspections and audits of safety management...

2014-08-19 12:21:51

Reaffirms commitment to strengthening the safety of Canada's rail sector OTTAWA, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, issued the following statement today in response to the release of the Transportation Safety Board's (TSB) final report from its investigation into the July 6, 2013 train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec: "Canadians will always remember what happened in Lac-Mégantic, and today, as the TSB concludes its investigation, our thoughts and...

2014-08-18 08:22:20

BELLEDUNE, NB, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today spoke of the important role Canada's marine ports play in supporting trade and economic growth in a speech to the 56(th) annual conference of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, hosted by the Belledune Port Authority. Building on this year's conference theme of 'Anchors Away', Minister Raitt highlighted the opportunities and challenges in global shipping for Canada's ports, while promoting...

2014-08-15 12:20:32

The Governments of Canada and New Brunswick and partners launch the SmartATLANTIC buoy project in Saint John SAINT JOHN, NB, Aug. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Rodney Weston, Member of Parliament for Saint John, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, the Honourable Trevor Holder, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, on behalf of the Honourable Claude Williams, New Brunswick Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, along with other project partners, announced...

2014-07-21 20:20:32

VANCOUVER, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, along with the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue and MP for Delta--Richmond East, hosted a roundtable discussion in Vancouver today with Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative (APGCI) partners. The event presented an opportunity for the ministers to meet with leading members of the transportation and logistics community to discuss trends and emerging opportunities for...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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