Transportation of Dangerous Goods General Policy Advisory Council

Working Group Reports on Classification, Emergency Response, and Means of Containment

In November 2013, the Minister of Transport asked the Transportation of Dangerous Goods General Policy Advisory Council to provide short- and long-term recommendations aimed at enhancing public safety and strengthening standards for the transportation of dangerous goods.

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods General Policy Advisory Council provides Transport Canada with advice on all matters related to the transportation of dangerous goods. Members of the council represent the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, labour unions, and a variety of industry associations, including manufacturers, consignors, carriers, shippers and consignees.

Three industry-led working groups were created to examine classification, emergency response, and means of containment.

On January 31, 2014, the working groups provided their reports containing recommendations for the Minister of Transport. The department is reviewing these recommendations on an expedited basis to determine what action can be taken to further protect public safety. Transport Canada continues to work with all its stakeholders, including officials in the United States, as we look together to develop options for a North American solution.

The industry reports are available:

Advisory Council Members

Transportation of Dangerous Goods
General Policy Advisory Council

List of Members, Participating observers, and Permanent Observers.
(September 2010)

Association Nominated Member
Designated by Minister
of Transport
Infrastructure and Communities

Chemistry Industry
Association of Canada
Mr. Louis Laferrière
Technical and sustainable logistics
Technical Affairs
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
Suite 805, 350 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 7S8
Canadian Propane Association Ms. Mélanie Levac
Senior Director, Policy and Stakeholder Relations
Canadian Propane Association
440 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 200
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 7X6
Canadian Association
of Fire Chiefs Inc.
Mr. Chris Powers
6 Bearman Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2G 7B2
Croplife Canada Mr. George Gamble
37 Brixham Road
London, Ontario
N6K 1P5
The Canadian Society of Safety
Mr. Andrew Latendre
Advanced Consulting and Training
46 antares Drive, Unit 3
Ottawa, Ontario
K2E 7Z1


Mr. Wayne Glover, CAE
Executive Director
Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
39 River Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 3P1
Air Transport Association
of Canada
Mr. David R. Evans
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Purolator Courier Ltd.
5995 Avebury Rd.
Mississauga, Ontario
L5R 3T8


Mr. Wayne Gouveia
Commercial General Aviation
Air Transport Association of Canada
1100 - 255 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 6A9

Canadian Trucking Alliance Mr. Ron Lennox
Vice President
Canadian Trucking Alliance
324 Somerset St. West
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 0J9
The Shipping Federation
of Canada
Mr. Jean Francois Belzile
Director, Marine Operations
The Shipping Federation of Canada
Suite 326, 300 Saint-Sacrement
Montréal, Quebec
H2Y 1X4
The Railway Association of Canada (2) Mr. Jean Ouellette
Senior Manager, Dangerous Goods
Canadian National
935 de la Gauchetière Street
15th Floor
Montréal, Quebec
H3B 2M9


Mr. Jim Kozey
Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Environment, Dangerous Goods and
Responsible Care
Canadian Pacific Railway
Suite 700 401 9th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 4Z4
Compressed Gas Association Mr. Richard Lalonde
Manager, Regulatory Affairs
3200 Pitfield Blvd.
St-Laurent, Quebec
H4S 1K6
Canadian Consumer Specialty Products
Mr. Bruce Rebel
Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association
130 Albert Street, Suite 800
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5G4
Canadian Association of
Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
Mr. Hugh MacLennan
Safety Advisor
Devon Canada Corporation
2000, 403-3rd Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 4H2


Mr. Marshall Netherwood
Shell Canada Limited
400 - 4thAvenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 2H5
Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors Ms. Cathy Campbell
Managing  Director
Canadian Associaton of
Chemical Distributors
301 - 627 Lyons Lane,
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 5Z7


Mr. Jim Bird
Safety, Health and Environment Manager
Univar Canada Limited
9800 Van Horne Way,
Richmond, British Colombia
V6X 1W5
Task Force on the Transportation
of Dangerous Goods
Mr. Alf Brown
Head, Enforcement Program Evaluation
Dangerous Goods Coordinator
Ministry of Transportation
301 St. Paul Street, 3rdfloor
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 7R4


Mr. Terry Wallace
Dangerous Goods and Rail Safety Branch
Alberta Transportation
Twin Atria Building
1stFloor, 4999 - 98thAvenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6B 2X3
Canada Safety Council Mr. Jack Smith
Canada Safety Council
1020 Thomas Spratt Place
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 5L5


Mr. Emile Therien
Canada Safety Council
326 Frost Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 5J2
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Mr. Michael Di Pasquale
Provincial Coordinator
Highway Safety Division
Ontario Provincial Police
777 Memorial Avenue Orillia, Ontario
L3V 7V3

Canadian Fertilizer Institute Kristian Stephens
Senior Manager, Technical Affairs
Canadian Fertilizer Institute
350 Sparks Street, Suite 907
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 7S8
Mining Association of Canada
Mr. Lyle Safronetz
Product Stewardship and Quality
Vale - INCO (Toronto)
200 Bay Street, Royal Bank Plaza
Suite 1600, South Tower
P.O. box 70
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2K2
Canadian Petroleum Products Institute Mr. Adrian P. Michielsen
Senior Advisor - emergency Preparedness
Products and Chemicals Division
Imperial Oil Limited
P.O. Box 2480 Station M
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 3M9
Member at Large Mr. Barrie Montague
Erleigh Associates
570, Letitia Court
Burlington, Ontario
L7N 2Y8

Participating Observers

Association Participating observer
B.C. Ferries Mr. F.H. (Fred) Haywood
Dangerous Goods Consultant
Haywood and Associates
16378 - 50th Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia
V2S 0L2
Marine Shipping Industry Mr. Norman Loiseau
Orion Management Consultants
12 Merritt Road
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec
H9B 2J3
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Dr. Robert Whiting
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
135 Hunter Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 1M5
Canadian Volunteer Fire Services' Association Mr. M.J. (Mike) Walsh
Canadian Volunteer Fire Services' Assoc.
2489 Timbercrest Drive
Duncan, British Colombia
V9L 5G7

Permanent Observers

Association/Department Permanent Observer
Safety and Security
Transport Canada
Ms. Marie-France Dagenais
Director General
Transport Dangerous Goods
Directorate (ASD)
Tower C, Place de Ville, 9th Floor
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0N5
Marine - Transport Canada Mr. Jan Zwaan
Manager, Cargoes and Ship Port Interface
Operations & Environmental Programs
Marine Safety
Tower C, Place de Ville, 10th floor,
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0N5
Compressed Gas Association Ms. Amy H. Park
Technical and Administrative Manager
Compressed Gas Association
300 Earl Grey Drive Suite 451
Ottawa, Ontario
K2T 1C1
Teamsters Union
Mr. Phil Benson
Teamsters Union Canada
1300 Ages Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 5T4
Forest Products
Association of Canada
Mr.W. Joel Neuheimer
Director, Transportation
410-99 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 6B9
Canadian Standards
Mr. Ron Meyers
Project Manager
Occupational Health & Safety Program
Canadian Standards Assocition
5060 Spectrum Way
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 5N6
Canadian Association of
Oil Drilling Contractors
Ms. Nancy Malone
Manager, Economic Analysis
Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors
Suite 800, 540 - 5th Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta
T2P 0M2
Canadian Emergency
Response Contractors Alliance
Ms. Mark Jasper
Manager, Emergency Response, Ontario
Quantum Emergency Response/Echelon Training,
divisions of Quantum Murray LP
Unit 4, 10 Kenmore Avenue
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 5N1
Secretariat Transport Canada Véronique Tessier
Intergovernmental Liason Officer
Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate
(ASD) 9th floor, Tower C, Place de Ville
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0N5