Meeting of the
Council of Ministers Responsible for
TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS PROPOSE
Winnipeg, Manitoba (September 20, 2002)
and territorial ministers responsible for transportation and highway safety
today announced the release of discussion paper entitled “Partnering for the
Future – A Transportation Vision for Canada”.
on behalf of his provincial and territorial colleagues, the Honourable Steve
Ashton, Minister of Transportation and Government Services for Manitoba,
indicated that the paper was prepared in relation to Transport Canada’s
Blueprint Initiative with the objective of pursuing dialogue with the federal
government on ways to improve Canada’s transportation system and to lay the
foundations for an effective transportation system for the 21st
Century. He stated that the document sets the stage for a renewed partnership
approach that respects the needs, priorities and responsibilities of each
jurisdiction, and for broader discussions and collaboration with
municipalities and other stakeholders in the months ahead.
document outlines a number of challenges facing the
transportation system in Canada, reflecting on the state of transportation
infrastructure, congestion, mobility, the impacts of globalisation
and changing trade patterns, and heightened concerns for safety and security.
The paper concludes that sustainable solutions to these challenges can only
be found if governments work together as partners, in collaboration with
municipalities and the private sector.
paper (PDF Format):
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