The development of steam-powered railways in the 19th century revolutionized transportation in Canada and was integral to the very act of nation building. Railways played an integral role in the process of industrialization, opening up new markets and tying regions together, including the national economy, while at the same time creating a demand for resources and technology. 1 Canada's rail transportation policy needs to address and adapt to the on-going challenges of an increasingly competitive North American business environment, environmental concerns, safety, security, urbanization, and new technologies, in order to shape Canada's economy and society going forward.
We advocate for market frameworks that allow railway manufacturers and suppliers, railways, and transits, to adapt, innovate, remain competitive and serve the public.
Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled