2015 Fall Member Forum Program

November 09, 2015 | Category: Member Forum

Program - 2015 Fall Member Forum. Unlocking Capacity: Optimizing Western Canada’s Transportation Network


Transportation industry leaders gathered in Winnipeg to discuss freight forecasts that impact Western Canada’s transportation network: potash, coal, agricultural products, energy products and containerized goods. Shippers and transportation providers th…


The Council seeks to provide members with opportunities to meet with leaders in some aspect of transportation. The Deputy Minister stated an interest to get out regularly to meet with stakeholders and maintain an open line of communications.


2009 Semi-Annual Meeting Highlights

December 01, 2009 | Category: Member Forum

The Semi-Annual Meeting held November 5 & 6 in Vancouver offered a variety of perspectives and information to help members as we move forward into 2010. The meeting was well attended, with more than 60 members participating. This has been a year of extrem…


BC's Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)

August 01, 2009 | Category: Briefings

Beginning on July 1, 2010, BC will introduce a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). The HST combines the GST and PST into a single, value-added sales tax. What does this mean for transportation?


The Annual Meeting held April 28 and 29 in Edmonton was well attended, with more than 50 members participating. Hon. Luke Ouellette graciously hosted the event at Government House, a great venue for dialogue.


WESTAC provides opportunities for Members to speak directly to Ministers about the transportation industry and its issues. On February 27, 2009 a dozen Members met in Vancouver with the Hon. Stockwell Day, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Mini…


A summary of opinions and perceptions from meetings WESTAC held to discuss the Pacific Gateway with senior stakeholders from organizations that will impact and be impacted by PG development. Rather than a consensus report, it is offered as a resource for …


Drawing from shippers and importers that rely upon the freight transportation system, this 80 page report details findings in containerized freight and in six export commodity groups (coal, forest products, grains, fertilizer and potash, sulphur and chemi…


Opening the Arteries for Growth

November 26, 2003 | Category: Briefings

WESTAC released this paper by Dr. Graham Parsons. It examines the vital role that transportation plays in our quality of life and gives priorities for improving the transportation system.