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2014-07-02 16:20:29

Amendments ensure the highest international aviation security standards for Canadian travellers. OTTAWA, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced amendments to the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012 to strengthen airport security and non-passenger screening programs at Canadian airports. The airport security program amendments introduce new requirements for airport operators that are designated for security screening. The...

2014-06-27 12:21:58

Strengthening transportation safety for Canadians and their communities OTTAWA, June 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced new rules aimed at further safeguarding communities along our country's railway lines. The new measures, which the Minister highlighted as part of her call with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities earlier today, introduce amendments under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act; the Railway Safety...

2014-06-20 12:21:07

Harmonized system better for emergency first responders TORONTO, June 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced that regulations for identifying the dangerous goods transported on Canadian roads and rails are being harmonized across Canada and with the United States and United Nations rules. The new regulations will bring cross border consistency to the way dangerous goods are identified, eliminating the need for interpretation and...

2014-06-18 16:21:04

Mandates for Mr. William G. McMurray, Mr. P. Paul Fitzgerald and Mr. Stephen Campbell OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced appointments to the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) of Mr. William G. McMurray and Mr. P. Paul Fitzgerald of Ottawa and Mr. Stephen Campbell of Saint. John, New Brunswick. Mr. McMurray, appointed for a four-year term, was vice-chairperson of the Canada Industrial Relations Board in Ottawa. For...

2014-06-18 12:20:45

GATINEAU, QC, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Highlighting positive immediate action, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its assessment of Transport Canada's (TC) response to the three recommendations made on 23 January 2014. "There are risks to carrying more and more oil by rail and the Board's recommendations are aimed at bringing those risks down," said Wendy Tadros, Chair of the TSB. "We are pleased with the strong first steps taken by TC and will be...

2014-06-06 12:20:52

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an expanded Canada-Philippines Air Transport Agreement that allows for more flights between the two countries. Minister Raitt, joined by Senator Tobias Enverga, made the announcement at the Gateway Centre for New Canadians in Mississauga, Ontario, home to a growing Canadian-Filipino community. Reached under Canada's Blue Sky policy, which encourages long-term, sustainable...

2014-06-05 12:20:54

OTTAWA, June 5 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Changes in transportation oversight have inspectors concerned about the safety of the travelling public. Christine Collins, National President of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE), told parliament you can't do away with direct inspections without putting people at risk. UCTE is the national union that represents most inspectors at Transport Canada and the Transportation Safety Board. Of the 1350 Inspectors at Transport Canada we...

2014-05-31 12:20:04

Highlights federal action and investments to maintain safety and enhance economic growth, job creation and productivity for municipalities and cities across Canada NIAGARA FALLS, ON, May 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today addressed the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) about aspects of transportation and infrastructure that are important across Canada and to the Canadian economy. Minister Raitt emphasized the importance of...

2014-05-30 16:20:36

OTTAWA, May 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced new regulatory amendments for the oversight of private air operators. These new regulations cover all aspects of an operation including aircraft maintenance, cabin safety, flight operations and safety management systems. Transport Canada (TC) will now require private air operators to register with the department. Operators continue to be responsible for complying with regulations and are still...

2014-05-30 12:20:59

OTTAWA, May 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Urging industry and regulators to take action on a number of outstanding safety recommendations, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its annual reassessment of responses to Board recommendations. The reassessments show that progress has been slow especially in Aviation where only 61% of the Board's recommendations have been implemented. Again this year, the aviation sector has seen limited movement on recommendations. While...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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