North America (Change)

VANCOUVER, BC, January 16, 2022—Transportation industry leaders are increasingly concerned about Canada’s lack of a coordinated long-term infrastructure plan, as highlighted in the annual WESTAC Compass Report. Such a plan needs to focus on capacity concerns, infrastructure bottlenecks and trade corridors.

The results of the 6th annual Compass survey highlight widespread perceptions that Western Canada’s competitiveness and reputation are declining. These interconnected variables impact our relationship with trading partners who may question our ability to reliably deliver to market the Canadian goods that are increasingly in demand.

A concerted effort must be made to improve collaboration between supply chain stakeholders and create a forward-thinking, long-term infrastructure plan to help us meet Canada’s climate and trade goals.

“We need a long-term infrastructure plan that will provide the reliability, capacity and flexibility to meet the future demand for Canadian goods. Without a plan focussed on trade corridors and improving infrastructure bottlenecks, we are planning to fail,” noted Lindsay Kislock, President & CEO, WESTAC

Download the full report here.

About the WESTAC Compass Report

The Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC) annual Compass Report examines the views of senior executives within the Canadian transportation sector. The report has become a well-read barometer of the state of the transportation industry that highlights the major sectoral issues.

About WESTAC 

WESTAC is a council of organizations in the transportation sector represented by senior decision-makers. WESTAC’s members span all aspects of freight transportation in Canada. They include carriers and logistics providers, ports and terminals, shippers, labour unions, and the three levels of government. Members represent a significant share of the western Canadian economy. We focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada’s freight transportation

For media inquiries, please contact:
Marzia Rizvi, Manager, Program Development and Communications
Cell: 778-686-5693
mrizvi@westac.com