The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), as a part of a nine-member coalition of national transportation associations, met today with the Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz, and his key senior staff.
The coalition outlined five key areas of mutual interest to all organizations – the labour shortage; automation; business competitiveness; multimodal strategies; and key infrastructure investments.
CTA was designated by the group as the lead on the labour discussions. (Meeting briefing note: Bank of Canada Trucking HR Canada_public)
“All associations agree there are many common areas where federal public policy shifts can greatly benefit blue collar industries like transportation. Today was a wonderful opportunity for our industry and others to highlight how we can make Canada more competitive by addressing the many common opportunities across multiple sectors,” said CTA president Stephen Laskowski.
CTA also highlighted various transportation projects across Canada which would benefit the Canadian economy as well as the need for Canada’s tax system to be reviewed, including enforcement tools to deal with matters like tax-avoidance scheme known as Driver Inc. (Driver Inc. briefing note: CTA Memo-Driver Inc_public)
CTA would like to thank the Railway Association of Canada for organizing the coalition.