Canada Logistics Conference 2015  -  Learning Sessions  -  Canadian Regulatory Primer

Canadian Regulatory Primer

Protect your company from costly mistakes and fines with this in-depth, up-to-the-minute update on regulations that impact shippers and carriers who do business in Canada and cross-border

Monday, October 26 • 8:30 am - 9:30 am

The regulatory environment in the freight transportation sector is always changing. Having an understanding of both current transportation regulations and also changes in the pipeline is vital to developing and maintaining safe, compliant, efficient and productive supply chains. Failure to comply with laws and regulations brings increased liabilities, higher insurance costs, the loss of special operating privileges and designations, and other market distortions. Whereas compliance can actually save money.

Delegates will have access to two well-connected, well-known industry leaders who will present this primer. Their comprehensive, high-level update will look at the latest laws and regulations that impact the commercial relations between shippers and carriers.

New truck safety regulations, training standards and GHG reduction rules will all be discussed. Special attention will be brought to the Canada Transportation Act, including recent, controversial amendments to it and the current major review of the Act and transport policy. They’ll also address the changing landscape of international trade regulation and the impact of harmonisation with the United States, including reciprocity agreements. And they’ll provide updates on many other transportation regulations impacting the movement of freight by road, rail, ocean and air.

After attending this session, delegates will understand the newest regulatory rules impacting supply chain logistics operations

About the speakers:

David Bradley
President and CEO, Canadian Trucking Alliance & Ontario Trucking Association

David Bradley is the President and CEO of both the Canadian Trucking Alliance, a federation of the provincial trucking associations representing over 4,500 motor carriers, and the Ontario Trucking Association. For the past 30 years he has been involved in every regulatory initiative impacting the trucking industry and has served on several federal and provincial advisory boards, committees and councils.

Ian MacKay, LL.B
Transportation Lawyer

Ian MacKay of Ottawa is one of Canada's leading lawyers in federal transportation law with 30 years of experience. His work over the years has touched most aspects of the economic, safety and security regulation of the air, rail and marine sectors. His clients have included shippers, carriers, ports, intermediaries, associations and governments. Before establishing his law firm in 2007, Mr. MacKay held positions as a lawyer and executive in various government departments and agencies including the Canadian Transportation Agency, Transport Canada, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

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David Bradley

Ian MacKay


Canadian Regulatory Primer is sponsored by
the Freight Management Association of Canada:

Freight Management Association of Canada