CALGARY, Alta.--The Van Horne Institute, established in affiliation with the University of Calgary to develop post-secondary programs in advanced supply chain and logistics and to develop public policy research in these fields, has released two white papers related to transportation policy in Canada: Reforming Canada’s Transportation Policies for the 21st Century’, and ‘A Northern Transportation Strategy for Canada’.
The Institute, at the direction of its members, has been examining Canada’s national transportation policy, and more particularly, developing discussion papers that will allow stakeholders throughout Canada to consider some of the issues that the Government of Canada should consider when undertaking a fundamental review of Canada’s transportation legislation in 2015, said Peter Wallis, President and CEO.
The Institute has developed a White Paper, ‘Reforming Canada’s Transportation Policies for the 21st Century’, and hosted six roundtables with stakeholders across Canada to seek their views on the contents of the White Paper as well as views on other issues that the Government of Canada must consider in its review of transportation legislation.
The Van Horne Institute is also ramping up for its Northern Transportation Conference 2013-Developing a Northern Transportation Strategy, on October 29 & 30, in Yellowknife, NWT.
“Transportation challenges in the North have some similarity to those faced by transportation service providers and users in southern Canada. There are, however, significant differences and often extreme challenges related to distance, topography and climate that impact transportation services,” noted Wallis.
The 2013 conference will offer to northern stakeholders the opportunity to identify areas of transportation policy under federal or territorial jurisdiction that should be addressed in any future review of policy in order that our transportation networks can effectively carry out the role for which they were designed.
The conference will be designed to identify specific areas where improved and enhanced transportation policies can support rather than inhibit the transportation system. The conference will hear from business and community leaders, all levels of government, representatives from the mining, oil and gas construction and logistics industries, and from all transportation suppliers who will present their views on how Canada's northern transportation policy can be reshaped to meet the goals and aspirations of Northern Canada. More information can be found at http://www.vanhorne.info/