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Canada Reviewing Transport Law to Enhance Trade Flow

(Jospeh Bonney – JOC)

A statutory review of Canada Transportation Act dovetails with the country’s recent success in negotiating free trade agreements with the European Union and South Korea, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt told port officials.

“If we are doing all of these trade agreements across the world, we need to make sure we can actually deliver the goods,” Raitt said at the Association of Canadian Port Authorities’ annual conference in Bathurst, New Brunswick.

The review of the transportation act got under way in June with the appointment of a six-member committee that will deliver its report within 18 months. The review of the law will be the first since 2001. Read more here.