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Canadian government plans task force, infrastructure projects to address supply chain issues

By | February 1, 2022

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Transport Canada logoOTTAWA — The Canadian government will create a Supply Chain Task Force to address issues that have developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will make C$50 million available for projects to address congestion at ports following a national Supply Chain Summit held Monday.

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra and five other government ministers hosted the summit, which also was attended by CEO of rail, air, trucking, marine, and retail companies, along with representatives of business, manufacturing, and export associations.

“This National Summit was the perfect venue to collaborate with industry partners on how to identify ways to mitigate supply chain pressures, and to encourage partners to come up with innovative solutions,” Alghabra said in a press release. “… The Summit represented an important milestone to discuss challenges, strategies, and next steps that will support Canada’s transportation supply chain.”

The task force will work with industry experts to identify short- and long-term solutions to supply-chain issues. A series of regional and industry sessions will also provide follow-ups to Monday’s summit.

 

 

7 thoughts on “Canadian government plans task force, infrastructure projects to address supply chain issues

  1. @Charles– Didn’t Mussolini keep the trains on time? Ha Ha. Seriously, Troudeau isn’t helping send certain groups to their death or promoting war.

    More seriously, C$50 million is a joke. CN and CP,alone, probably spent several million on repairs last summer and fall on reparing damage from fire and then floods to the critical link from ports in BC.

  2. CN is spending C$250 million on the Milton Logistics Hub to help with the supply chain in the GTHA. A few sidings, a couple of buildings, a bunch of asphalt, concrete, and some mobile equipment.
    So I have to agree 50 million isn’t really going to accomplish much other than probably pay for some studies and consultant fees.

  3. I agree with Terry Warner’s comment. And I find Mr Landey’s comment comparing the Prime Minister to a dictator rather ironic considering the previous president of the U.S.
    And getting back to railways, yes – I find $50 million quite insufficient especially considering it is being spread among other modes of transportation.

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