TRAN Committee News Release
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Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
Comité permanent des transports, de l'infrastructure et des collectivités
For immediate release
Canadian Transportation and Logistics Strategy
Ottawa, February 20, 2019 -
Vance Badawey, Member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, presented an interim report today entitled For the Establishment of a Canadian Transportation and Logistics Strategy.
As part of its study, the committee held 11 meetings in Ottawa and visited the Niagara region and Vancouver and Seattle to provide an overview of Canada’s major transportation bottlenecks and to identify opportunities to improve the fluidity of Canadian supply chains. The report focuses particularly on the situation in the centre of the country and the west coast. The report contains 31 recommendations aimed at improving the overall efficiency of trade corridors; optimizing the capacity of transportation, logistics and service infrastructure; and increasing collaboration among the stakeholders involved in Canadian supply chains.
“On behalf of the committee, I want to thank the witnesses for sharing their experiences and recommendations. The presentations highlighted the significant current and future capacity challenges of key gateways for merchandise trade between Canada and its trading partners,” stated the Honourable Judy A. Sgro, Chair of the committee. She concluded as follows: “There is no doubt that the Government of Canada must continue its efforts to improve the fluidity of the country’s supply chains and that this requires greater dialogue among the stakeholders involved.” The report is available on the committee’s web page on the Parliament of Canada website. Individuals who do not have access to an electronic version can obtain a copy of the report from the committee clerk.
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