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Response to Bill C-26

Bill C-26 is an Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act, and the Railway Safety Act, to enact the VIA Rail Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. Our response to Bill C-26 recognizes that effective regulatory reform is important to economic growth, job creation, innovation, investment and choice.

As such, this document addresses specific changes or amendments to Bill C-26 that would help achieve these goals. It also includes some general comments on transportation policy issues that are not specifically included in this draft legislation.

Canada Transportation Act Review

The Canada Transportation Act (CTA) is economic legislation for Canada's national transportation system, which includes rail, aviation and marine. The CTA is reviewed every 8 years following a major legislative amendment.

On June 25, 2014, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport Canada, announced a comprehensive review of the CTA and other Acts related to the economic regulation of transportation.

The Canada Transportation Act Review: Government of Alberta Submission was submitted to the CTA Review Panel on December 19, 2014.

The final CTA report was submitted to the Minister of Transport Canada on December 24, 2015.

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