WINNIPEG, March 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Fletcher,
Minister of State (Transport), today addressed trucking industry
partners to reiterate the critical role they play in Canada's
transportation system and the Canadian economy, during the Annual
Meeting of the Manitoba Trucking Association. Approximately 75
participants from various trucking companies and organizations were in
"Our government is working to ensure that our transportation system is
efficient and that the country remains competitive through long-term
policies, such as our Gateway and Trade Corridor initiatives, the
development of a new long-term infrastructure plan and the Canada-U.S.
Beyond the Border Action Plan," said Minister Fletcher.
In his speech, the Minister addressed trucking industry concerns, such
as safety and environmental regulations, and road and border
"Our Government remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the
Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the
safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen
of this country, and of course, their personal financial security,"
concluded Minister Fletcher.
Minister Fletcher's speech is available at: www.tc.gc.ca/mediaroom.
SOURCE: Transport Canada
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