Bakers Journal

National Supply Chain Summit announced for early 2022

December 16, 2021
By Bakers Journal

Ottawa – Canada will hold a National Supply Chain Summit early in 2022 to address how our transportation supply chains have been significantly impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic and recent extreme weather events.

Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra will host the meeting, which will bring together industry, shippers and organizations that run critical infrastructure to discuss how to better streamline Canada’s supply chain.

The National Supply Chain Summit will serve as an opportunity to convene a broad range of supply chain stakeholders to discuss challenges, strategies, and next steps that will enable a swift recovery of Canada’s transportation supply chain. Facilitating open discussions will allow the federal government to identify ways to mitigate supply chain pressures, and to encourage partners to come up with innovative solutions. For the participants, it is meant as an opportunity to hear about the Government’s key priorities as it builds back better from COVID-19 and recent natural disasters.

An efficient and reliable transportation network is key to Canada’s economic growth. With the help and collaboration of thousands of workers in our ports, terminals, railway and trucking sectors, our supply chains are continuing to move critical goods despite challenges.

Budget 2021 provided an additional $1.9 billion over four years to recapitalize the National Trade Corridor Fund that makes Canada’s supply chain more efficient and supports our economic recovery.

For more information, contact:
Allison St-Jean
Senior Communications Advisor and Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Omar Alghabra
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
(613) 290-8656

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