In 1988 the Council of Ministers agreed to explore the concept and feasibility of developing a National Highway Policy for Canada. An intergovernmental Task Force was formed to conduct this review, and remained active through a four-phase study that concluded in 1992.
The reports which were prepared for the Council of Ministers included:
· Steering Committee Report on Phase 1 (1988)
· Steering Committee Report on Phase 2 (1989)
· Steering Committee Report on Phase 3 (1990)
As a result of this review, in 1988 the Council of Ministers endorsed designation of a 24,500 km National Highway System as a focus for the study.