NEWSLETTER OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RECYCLING INDUSTRIES
Vol. 24, Issue 4, April 2019
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
As a member of the Coalition of Rail Shippers (CRS), CARI works hard to support fair service from railways. As we wrote in our February issue of the PULSE, new tools are available to shippers to lodge complaints regarding inadequate rail service.
Recent amendments to the Canada Transportation Act provide shippers with more accessible remedies when faced with inadequate service. These amendments also gave the Canadian Transportation Agency more authority to investigate shipper complaints and award compensation for a railway's level of service failure.
The Agency recently wrapped up an investigation into rail congestion in Vancouver, and it was that found that Canadian National Railway Company (CN) breached its level of service obligations to shippers. This was the first investigation of its kind since the changes to the Canada Transportation Act were made, and it demonstrates how changes in the law are meant to correct the power imbalance between rail companies and shippers.
One of the sessions at CARI's upcoming 78th Annual Convention will focus on transportation and logistics. Bob Ballantyne, President of the Freight Management Association of Canada, and member of CRS, will provide more information about how changes to Canada's Transportation Act are meant to improve rail service for shippers.
CARI's 78th Annual Convention
June 6-8, 2019
Book your room at the convention venue, Fairmont Tremblant, by May 7 to receive a discount!
- Changes to the Environmental Protection Act mean that more electronic products will soon fall under provincial recycling regulations in PEI. As of August 1, 2019, external storage drives, electronic readers, video gaming equipment, GPS equipment, microwave ovens and larger floor standing printers or copiers are to be dropped off at Waste Watch centres for recycling.
- Manitoba's minimum wage will increase as of October 1, 2019, rising 30 cents, from $11.35 to $11.65 per hour.
78th Annual Convention
June 6-8, 2019
CARI National Summer Event
A Night at the Blue Jays Game
August 8, 2019
October 21, 2019
79th Annual Convention
June 11-13, 2020
Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
PO Box 67094 Westboro
Ottawa ON K2A 4E4