Minister Garneau launches consultation on rail reporting requirements

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The Minister of Transport joined today’s Commodity Supply Chain Table meeting and provided an update on key initiatives, including the Port Modernization Review and the West Coast Supply Chain Visibility project.   Participants addressed taxation policies, blockades, labour disruptions and highlighted the significant time it takes the supply chain to recover.  The Minister also took the opportunity to announce consultations on Transport Canada’s proposal to regulate the collection of more data from the Class 1 rail carriers.  Documents from today’s session can be found by accessing CSCT Meeting 11 December 2020 – Google Drive.  The Minister is committed to introducing greater transparency and efficiency within the transportation system.  Minister Garneau also took the opportunity of this meeting to recognize the critical work performed by Canada’s supply chain workers and extended his deepest thanks for ongoing coordinated efforts to continue moving Canadian commodities to market in the midst of the pandemic.

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