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From: Transport Canada
December 1, 2023
Canadians need to have access to affordable goods when they want them and need them. The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of a strong supply chain. The Government of Canada is taking action so that our supply chains remain resilient and competitive.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, announced the establishment of the National Supply Chain Office, led by Assistant Deputy Minister Robert Dick. This initiative is supported by an investment of $27.2 million from Budget 2023.
The Government of Canada recognizes that the Pacific Gateway plays a critical role in ensuring that Canada’s supply chains are resilient and efficient, and in ensuring that goods get to Canadians and reach global markets as quickly as possible. As such, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, was at the Port of Vancouver to echo the announcement.
In collaboration with industry, labour, Indigenous groups and other levels of government, the Office will work to increase efficiency and resiliency across our supply chains, including mitigating impacts from disruptions. The National Supply Chain Office will:
The creation of a National Supply Chain Office delivers on one of the key recommendations of the National Supply Chain Task Force’s report. Strengthening Canada’s transportation supply chains is a key aspect of the Government of Canada’s action to help make life more affordable for Canadians. A collaborative and integrated approach is crucial to strengthening our supply chains and growing our economy.
“The strength of our transportation supply chains is directly related to the cost of living. The National Supply Chain Office will enhance the resilience, efficiency, and reliability of our transportation systems. This is one of many initiatives by the Government of Canada to reduce congestion throughout the transportation supply chain, benefiting Canadians across the country.”
The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez
Minister of Transport
“The National Supply Chain Office will improve how goods get to us, ensuring reliability and efficiency. The Government is working in partnership with industry to better collaborate and improve outcomes now and for the future, to benefit all Canadians.”
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
Office of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa