Entries by Kara Edwards

Senate Committee includes two key amendments as Bill C-49 passes third reading

CIAC was pleased to see its two key proposed amendments included when the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met to go through Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, on March 27. The two amendments proposed by CIAC involved allowing the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) the ability to investigate on its own initiative and providing […]

TRANSCAER® Safety Train retires after nearly 30 years

After nearly three decades of providing a unique backdrop for municipalities, emergency responders and residents to learn about the transportation of dangerous goods from TRANSCAER members, TRANSCAER’s safety train, the CCPX911, was officially retired on March 28. Upon arrival in Windsor, Ontario for one of the first TRANCSAER outreach events of 2018, an inspection identified […]

First TRANSCAER Award winners recognized by their colleagues and peers

The winners of the very first TRANSCAER® Awards were announced April 10 at the National TRANSCAER Committee meeting in Sherwood Park, Alberta. The Executive Committee was very pleased with the number and quality of the nominations recognizing the achievements of those involved in TRANSCAER. TRANSCAER stakeholders can nominate an individual who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to the […]

CIAC collaborates with Ontario stakeholders to enhance transportation safety

On Tuesday, March 20, CIAC participated on a multi-industry panel organized by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. The panel also included representatives from the Ontario Trucking Association, Responsible Distribution Canada and the Canadian Fuels Association. Held in Toronto, the panel was organized in response to concerns from municipal leaders of towns along Ontario’s arterial highway […]

Canada needs to develop energy transportation infrastructure to stay globally competitive

The Federal Government initiated a review of Canada’s federal environmental and regulatory processes in 2016. Under this initiative, the Minister of Natural Resources established an Expert Panel to conduct a targeted review of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) structure, role and mandate under the National Energy Board Act. CIAC made a submission and David Podruzny, CIAC’s Vice-President, Business and Economics, made a presentation to the Panel at their Edmonton, Alberta engagement session on March 7.