North America (Change)

The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry released its new report in the third week of July 2019 titled Made in Canada: Growing Canada’s value-added food sector, which highlighted the central role trucking plays in the agriculture and food sector. CTA appeared before the committee in the fall to raise awareness on these issues and the committee subsequently made several trucking-related recommendations to the Government of Canada, for example: 1) governments maintain and expand an efficient road network throughout the country; governments harmonize regulations for the trucking industry in order to minimize delays; and 3) government of Canada modernize the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Canada Border Services Agency inspection and registration systems in order to reduce processing times.  July 17, 2019, www.ctl.ca