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CTA, provincial trucking associations offering input at red tape hearings

TORONTO, Ont. -- A federal commission working to reduce red tape and compliance burden in business is holding hearings across Canada - and at each stop so far the local provincial trucking association has been on-hand to provide input.


TORONTO, Ont. — A federal commission working to reduce red tape and compliance burden in business is holding hearings across Canada – and at each stop so far the local provincial trucking association has been on-hand to provide input.

The Red Tape Review Commission is a newly established group made up of both Parliamentarians and private sector representatives, including Denis Prud’homme, former owner of Prud’homme Trucking and past president of the Saskatchewan Trucking Association.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) appeared on Jan. 28 at the commission’s roundtable discussion in Toronto. CTA’s submission focuses on “the ongoing problem of lack of adherence to national standards governing extra-provincial trucking; the increased burden of complying with and the overlapping of border security measures; and the way certain regulations, or the way they are administered, or the lack of meaningful consultation at the early stage of their development impede innovation and competitiveness.”

CTA is encouraging carriers to make their views known and provide real-life examples of where government red tape should be eliminated or reduced by going to the commission’s Web site at http://reduceredtape.gc.ca/index-eng.asp (English) or http://coupezlapaperasse.gc.ca/index-fra.asp (French).


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