Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Canadian Transport Minister Appointed

(Today’s Trucking)

John Baird, who as Canadian transport minister was overseeing important initiatives like electronic on-board recorders and a new international bridge to the U.S., has been moved to the post of government House Leader in a cabinet shakeup.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Chuck Strahl, who was handling the Indian Affairs portfolio for the past three years, will take Baird's place at Transport Canada. [...]

It remains to be seen how the change affects trucking-related projects currently simmering on Transport Canada's stove, including plans to build a new bridge between Windsor, Ont. and Detroit. Read more here.