Ottawa Update - Ted Mackay (TC)

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OTTAWA UPDATE
Ted Mackay, Director
Highway, Border and Motor Carrier Policy
Transport Canada
November 8, 2012
Table Of Contents
1. Overview of Transport Canada
2. Beyond the Border
3. Gateways and Trade Corridors
4. Key Current Files
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Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities Portfolio
Shared Governance
Organizations
Canada Port Authorities (17)
Local/Canadian Airport
Authorities (21)
Minister
Minister of State
Buffalo and Fort Erie Public
Bridge Authority
NAV Canada
Transport Canada
Oshawa Harbour
Commission
Saint John Harbour Bridge
Authority
Infrastructure
Canada
Transportation Crown Corporations
St. Lawrence Seaway
Management Corporation
Administrative
Tribunal / Agencies
Atlantic Pilotage Authority
Ridley Terminals Inc.
Great Lakes Pilotage Authority
VIA Rail Canada Inc.
Laurentian Pilotage Authority
Marine Atlantic Inc.
Pacific Pilotage Authority
Canadian Air Transport
Security Authority
Blue Water Bridge Canada
Federal Bridge Corporation
Limited and subsidiaries
Transportation Appeal
Tribunal of Canada
Canadian
Transportation
Agency
Ship Source Oil
Pollution Fund
Canada Post Corporation
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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
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Transport Canada Priorities (2012-13)
Clean
Efficient
Transportation System Transportation System
Safe
Transportation System
Secure
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.
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Beyond The Border
– Transport Canada Role
• December 7, 2011, Action Plan with 32 initiatives
• Initiatives in which TC leads or participates:
1. Border Infrastructure Investment Plan
2. Border Wait Time Measurement Technology
3. Preclearance and Pre-Inspection
4. Enhanced Domain Awareness
5. Framework for Swiftly Managing Traffic in Emergencies (Marine)
6. Mutual Recognition of Air Cargo
7. Integrated Cargo Security Strategy
8. Mutual Recognition of Outbound Checked Baggage
9. Increased Harmonized NEXUS Benefits
10. Single Window Initiative
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Gateways: Aligning Transport and
International Trade
North America's
closest ports to Asia
Asia-Pacific
Gateway and
Corridor Initiative
Atlantic
Gateway
and Trade
Corridor
Ontario-Quebec
Continental
Gateway and
Trade Corridor
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North America's
closest ports to Europe,
Latin America and ships
transiting the Suez Canal
Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative
Private Investment
and Innovation
21st Century
Governance
Private sector
investments in
infrastructure totaling
$13.3B by 2014
Innovative
partnerships such as
Performance Table
and Skills Table
Strategic
Infrastructure
47 projects worth
$3.5B, including
$1.4B from
Government of
Canada
Policy Renewal
Security & Border
Efficiency
Improvements to
efficiency
Ensuring secure and
efficient movement
of goods and people
Example:
Amalgamation of
Lower BC Mainland
Port Authorities
Example:
Container screening
at Prince Rupert port
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Atlantic Gateway and Trade Corridor Strategy
Strategic
Infrastructure
20 projects with federal
funding of up to $250M,
expected to leverage $600M
in total investments
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
Governance
Policy coordination among
federal / provincial
governments and private
sector
Example: Atlantic Gateway
Advisory Council
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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
Optimize Metropolitan
International Goods
Movement in Greater
Montreal and Greater
Toronto
Explore options on
integration of all modes
in the supply chain
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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 longterm infrastructure plan beyond 2014 expiry of Building Canada Plan.
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Questions?
Ted Mackay
Director - Highway, Border and Motor Carrier Policy
Transport Canada
613-991-5981
[email protected]
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