Canadian Shipper


May 18, 2016

Transport Minister Garneau at ITF summit; reaffirms commitment to “putting a price on carbon”

LEIPZIG, Ger.—Canada’s Transport Minister, the Honourable Marc Garneau, participated in a panel discussion May 18 at the International Transport Forum annual summit opening plenary session. He opened the panel discussion, moderated by journalist Ali Aslan, with a recollection of how his former life as an astronaut coloured his outlook on the environment. “It has had a profound effect on me in a number of ways. The atmosphere (viewed from space) that permits life is such a thin layer, and we need to take care of it,” Garneau said. Commenting on his second and third flights into space, Garneau said that he made it a point to take note of the effects of deforestation and industrialization in various parts of the world, “very much