Minister Garneau visits the Innovative Vehicle Institute and the Motor Vehicle Test Centre

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July 14, 2016 – Montréal, Quebec – Transport Canada

Most Canadians drive or ride in cars, vans, buses or trucks to get where they want and need to go. Canada has nearly 900,000 kilometres of road—enough to circle the globe 22 times!

Today, the honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and Members of parliament Ramez Ayoub (Thérèse-De Blainville), Linda Lapointe (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles) and David de Burgh Graham (Laurentides-Labelle) visited the Innovative Vehicle Institute and Transport Canada's Motor Vehicle Test Centre. A constructive dialogue began between players from the surface transportation, public transit and transportation logistics sectors to discuss issues specific to this industry.


"Canadians need to have a transportation system that is safe, reliable and facilitates trade and the safe movement of people and goods. During the meetings held today, I recognized the contribution of the transportation industry to job creation and economic growth for Canadians. I also reiterated the importance that our government places on developing technological solutions to reduce the ecological footprint of transportation."

The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport



Delphine Denis
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa

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