The Canadian Transportation Agency announces comprehensive regulatory review

May 26, 2016 – Gatineau, QC – Canadian Transportation Agency

Scott Streiner, Chair and CEO of the Canadian Transportation Agency, today announced a full review of all the regulations administered by the Agency. The announcement was part of Mr. Streiner’s speech in Toronto to the Economic Club of Canada.

To advance this initiative, the Agency will actively engage a broad range of stakeholders, including the transportation industry, shippers, consumers and disability rights organizations. All interested Canadians will have an opportunity to provide feedback.

This initiative will:

  • ensure that industry’s obligations are clear, predictable, and relevant to a range of existing and emerging business practices;
  • ensure that the demands associated with compliance are only as high as necessary to achieve the regulations’ purposes; and
  • facilitate the efficient and effective identification and correction of instances of non-compliance.

A full suite of modernized regulations will be drafted by the end of 2017 and implemented in 2018.


"The Agency needs to transform its regulations and tools to keep pace with changes in business models, user expectations, and best practices in the regulatory field,” said Scott Streiner, Chair and CEO of the Canadian Transportation Agency. "These are complex matters that will need broad input. To get that input, we will actively undertake consultations with a wide range of stakeholders and interested Canadians." 

Quick facts

  • In the coming weeks, the Agency will be providing updates and more detailed information on how to participate in the consultations on its website.
  • The Agency administers a total of nine regulations. They cover air, rail and accessible transportation.
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