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OTTAWA UPDATE. Ted Mackay, Director Highway, Border and Motor Carrier Policy Transport Canada November 8, 2012. Table Of Contents. Overview of Transport Canada Beyond the Border Gateways and Trade Corridors Key Current Files. Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities Portfolio.

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ottawa update

Ted Mackay, Director

Highway, Border and Motor Carrier Policy

Transport Canada

November 8, 2012

table of contents
Table Of Contents

Overview of Transport Canada

Beyond the Border

Gateways and Trade Corridors

Key Current Files


Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities Portfolio

Shared Governance Organizations


Minister of State

Canada Port Authorities (17)

Local/Canadian Airport Authorities (21)

Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority

NAV Canada

Oshawa Harbour Commission

Saint John Harbour Bridge Authority

St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation



Transport Canada

Transportation Crown Corporations

Atlantic Pilotage Authority

Ridley Terminals Inc.

Great Lakes Pilotage Authority

VIA Rail Canada Inc.


Tribunal /Agencies

Laurentian Pilotage Authority

Marine Atlantic Inc.

Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Pacific Pilotage Authority

Canadian Transportation Agency

Federal Bridge Corporation Limited and subsidiaries

Blue Water Bridge Canada

Canada Post Corporation

Ship Source Oil Pollution Fund

transport canada new leadership
New Deputy Minister Louis Lévesque

effective November 12, 201

former Deputy Minister of International Trade

New Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy) Scott Streiner

effective November 5, 2012

former Executive Director of Aerospace Review at Industry Canada

Transport Canada – New Leadership
transport canada priorities 2012 13


Transportation System


Transportation System


Transportation System


Transportation System

Operational Priorities

  • Strengthen TC’s oversight function to improve transportation safety and security.
  • Help make Canada’s critical transportation infrastructure safer and more efficient.
  • Continue to renew TC’s policy framework to ensure policies, programs and regulations meet needs of transportation system over next 15 years.
  • Support workforce through transformational changes.
  • Continue to strengthen TC’s management controls and practices.
Transport Canada Priorities (2012-13)
beyond the border transport canada role
December 7, 2011, Action Plan with 32 initiatives

Initiatives in which TC leads or participates:

Border Infrastructure Investment Plan

Border Wait Time Measurement Technology

Preclearance and Pre-Inspection

Enhanced Domain Awareness

Framework for Swiftly Managing Traffic in Emergencies (Marine)

Mutual Recognition of Air Cargo

Integrated Cargo Security Strategy

Mutual Recognition of Outbound Checked Baggage

Increased Harmonized NEXUS Benefits

Single Window Initiative

Beyond The Border – Transport Canada Role
gateways aligning transport and international trade
Gateways: Aligning Transport and International Trade


Gateway and

Corridor Initiative

North America's closest ports to Asia

Atlantic Gateway and Trade Corridor

North America's closest ports to Europe, Latin America and ships transiting the Suez Canal

Ontario-Quebec Continental Gateway and

Trade Corridor


Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative

Private Investment and Innovation

Private sector investments in infrastructure totaling $13.3B by 2014

Policy Renewal

Improvements to efficiency

Example: Amalgamation of Lower BC Mainland Port Authorities

Strategic Infrastructure

47 projects worth $3.5B, including $1.4B from Government of Canada

Security & Border Efficiency

Ensuring secure and efficient movement of goods and people


Container screening at Prince Rupert port

21stCentury Governance

Innovative partnerships such as

Performance Table and Skills Table


Atlantic Gateway and Trade Corridor Strategy


Policy coordination among federal / provincial governments and private sector

Example: Atlantic Gateway Advisory Council

International Trade Promotion and Marketing

Strategic international marketing : events, trade shows, missions, business-to-business, research, website

Policy and Regulatory Issues

Governments and private sector cooperate to address policy / regulatory issues impacting competitiveness

Strategic Infrastructure

20 projects with federal funding of up to $250M, expected to leverage $600M in total investments


Continental Gateway and Trade Corridor

  • Current Status
  • Canada’s economic heartland has a fully integrated transportation system, providing a net competitive advantage for Canada-U.S. and international trade
    • But congestion, capacity and efficiency issues will limit future growth
  • Key Priorities/Issues
  • Construction of the new Detroit River International Crossing
  • Ongoing discussions and collaboration with key stakeholders to identify needs, freight transportation impediments and develop potential solutions:

Position the Great Lakes -St. Lawrence Maritime Corridor for the future

Explore options on integration of all modes in the supply chain

Optimize Metropolitan International Goods Movement in Greater Montreal and Greater Toronto

key current files
Key Current Files

Detroit River International Crossing

  • On June 25, 2012, Prime Minister and Michigan Governor announced agreement to build new publicly-owned bridge crossing between Windsor and Detroit.

Ballast Water

  • Compatible rules are needed to support trade, both regionally and internationally. Our two countries must work together towards non-discriminatory requirements that are actionable, practicable and protective.

National Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

  • Government of Canada launched process / consultations to develop new long-term infrastructure plan beyond 2014 expiry of Building Canada Plan.


Ted Mackay

Director - Highway, Border and Motor Carrier Policy

Transport Canada