BOLD Breakfasts

BOLD Breakfast – Transportation

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

BOLD Breakfast – Transportation

Join us for a BOLD Breakfast—an informal panel discussion to bolster discussion on issues important to Winnipeg. With the next federal election slated for October 2015, now is our opportunity to advance a BOLD Canada agenda that will reestablish strategic Canadian global leadership.

The topic is transportation and our panelists are:

Joan Hardy, Assistant Vice-President of Transportation, Richardson International
Barry Rempel, Winnipeg Airports Authority
Dr. David Duval, University of Manitoba Transport Institute

Last winter, Canada’s grain transportation system experienced historic challenges, highlighting the wide-ranging impact and value of national transportation to Canadian life.  In June 2014, the federal government announced a review of the Canada Transportation Act – the umbrella economic legislation for Canada’s national transportation system.  While the grain backlog issue is likely to dominanet, there is no shortage of air, water and other land transportation issues.  How can Canada’s transportation legislative and policy framework be an effective tool to drive Canada’s international competitiveness, trade interests, and economic growth and prosperity?  Where are the gaps, what are the barriers to a fully integrated multi-modal transportation system for Canada?  What are some of the international best practices that Canada can look to for inspiration?

Each of the panelists will have five minutes to present their thoughts on the topic, culminating with a suggested bold idea for transportation in Canada. Following the panel segment, audience members will have an opportunity to ask the panelists questions and contribute their own bold ideas and thoughts.

The discussion and ideas from the event will be captured to assist The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce prepare recommendations for a BOLD Canada platform in the upcoming federal election.

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