Transportation of Dangerous Goods General Policy Advisory Council

Dangerous Goods

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.
(March 2015)

Association Nominated Member
Designated by Minister of Transport

Compressed Gas Association (CGA)
Ms. Amy Park
Technical and Administrative Manager
Compressed Gas Association
300 Earl Grey Drive, Suite 451
Ottawa, Ontario K2T 1C1
Canadian Propane Association Ms. Mélanie Levac
Senior Director, Policy and Regional
Manager, Atlantic
Canadian Propane Association
616-130 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5G4
Canadian Association
of Fire Chiefs Inc.

Mr. Brian Ladds
Hazardous Materials Section
Calgary Fire Dept.
P.O. Box 2100, Stn M. mail code 049
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5

John Kingyens
Fire Chief
240 East Street North
Sarnia, On N7T 6X7

The Canadian Society of Safety

Mr. Arthur Nordholm
132-511 Queen Street
Spruce Grove, Alberta T7X 0G4


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
Chair, ATAC Dangerous Goods Committee
c/o EDG Consulting
P.O. Box 400
Fergus, Ontario N1M 3E2


Mr. Wayne Gouveia
Commercial General Aviation
Air Transport Association of Canada
700 - 255 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 6A9

Canadian Trucking Alliance Mr. Geoff Wood
Vice President, Operations & Safety
Canadian Trucking Alliance
555 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario M9W 1H8
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
Railway Association of Canada

Mr. Andy Ash
Director, Dangerous Goods
Railway Association of Canada
99 Bank Street, Suite 901
Ottawa, On K1P 6B9


Mr. Jim Kozey
Director, Dangerous Goods & HazMat Transportation
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
7550 Ogdendale Road SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 4X9


Mr. Danny Simpson
CN Campus
17650 Ashland Ave
Homewood, Il 60430 USA

Private Motor Truck Council of Canada Mr. Richard Lalonde
Suite 115, 1660 North Service Road East
Oakville, Ontario L6H 7G3
Canadian Association of
Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

Mr. Henry Ridders
Contractor Management & Transportation
Safety Specialist
North American Operations &
Global HSE Support
Talisman Energy Inc.
888-3rd Street SW, Suite 2000
Calgary, Albert T2P 5C5


Hugh MacLennan
Safety Advisor
Safety & Integrity
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
855-2nd Street SW, Suite 2500
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4J8

Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors Ms. Cathy Campbell
Canadian Associaton of
Chemical Distributors
1160 Blair Rd, Unit #1
Burlington, Ontario
L7M 1K9


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
Ms. Trudy Iwanyshyn
Director Dangerous Goods, Rail Safety & 511 Alberta
Main Floor Twin Atria Building
4999-98 Avenue
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 Sgt. Scott Parker
Coordinator Commercial Motor Vehicle
& Dangerous Goods Enforcement
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
Provincial Traffic Operations
777 Memorial Avenue
Orillia, Ontario L3V 7V3
Canadian Fertilizer Institute Ms. Giulia Brutesco
Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
350 Sparks Street, Suite 907
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7S8
Mining Association of Canada
Mr. Gordon Mattson
Teck Metals Ltd.
25 Aldridge Avenue
Trail, BC V1R 4L8
Canadian Fuels Association Mr. Adrian P. Michielsen
Senior Advisor - Emergency Preparedness
Products and Chemicals Division
Imperial Oil Limited
237, 4th Avenue Sw,
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3M9
Member at Large Mr. Barrie Montague
Erleigh Associates
570 Letitia Court
Burlington, Ontario
L7N 2Y8
Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers Sylvia Newell
Executive Director
Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
99 Bank Street, Suite 901
Ottawa, On K1P 6B9
Canadian Emergency Response
Contractors Alliance
Mr. Bob Goodfellow
Chair Person CERCA
444 Advance Avenue
Napanee, On K7R 3Z6
Canadian Renewable
Fuels Association
Mr. Stu Porter
Industry Expert
Biofuels Consulting
4675 Confederation Line
Wyoming, On N0N 1T0
Canadian Association of
Oilwell Drilling Contractors
Mr. Steven Berg
Vice President, Operations
Suite 2050, 717-7th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0Z3
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Mr. John Schofield
Product Stewardship Co-ordinator
DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts
E.I. Du Pont Canada Company
P.O. Box 2200. Streetsville
Mississauga, On L5M 2H3

Ms. Fiona Cook
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
350 Sparks St, Suite 805
Ottawa, On K1R 7S8

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Mr. Daniel Rubinstein
Manager, Policy and Research
Policy and Government Relations
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
24 Clarence Street
Ottawa, On K1N 5P3


Ms. Andrée Chénard
Senior Policy Advisor
Policy and Government Relations
24 Clarence Street
Ottawa, On K1N 5P3

Forest Products Association of Canada Mr. W. Joel Neuheimer
Director, International Trade and Transportation
410-99 Bank Street
Ottawa, On K1P 6B9
Marine Shipping Industry Mr. Norman Loiseau
Orion D/G Management Consultants
12 Merritt Road
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9B 2J3
National Airlines Council of Canada Mr. David Bolton
Manager, Dangerous Goods Compliance
Air Canada Maintenance
Teamsters Union Canada

Mr. Phil Benson
Lobbyist, Teamster Canada
2439 Orient Park Drive
Ottawa, On K1B 4M9


Mr. Don Ashley
National Legislative Director
1710-130 Albert Street
Ottawa, On K1P 5G4

Assembly of First Nations

Mr. Irving Leblanc
Associate Director,
Housing, Infrastructure and Emergency Issues Management
Safe, Secure and Sustainable Comunities
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1600
Ottawa, On K1P 6L5


Mr. David Diabo
AFN Special Advisor – Emergency Issues Management

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Dr. Robert Whitting
135 Hunter Street East
Hamilton, On L8N 1M5

Participating Observers

Association Participating observer
Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace Leslie Hogan
Project Manager
155-955 Green Valley
Ottawa, On K2C 3V4
Transportation Safety Board Kirby Jang
Investigations Rail/Pipeline
Canadian Standards Association Ron Meyers
Project Manager
5060 Spectrum Way
Mississauga, On L4W 5N6
Transport Canada – Safety & Security
Transportation Dangerous Goods Directorate
Nicole Girard
Director General
TDG Directorate
330 Sparks Street
Tower C – Place de Ville – 9th Floor
Ottawa, On K1A 0N5

Permanent Observers

Association/Department Permanent Observer
Marine - Transport Canada Cédric Baumelle
Manager, National Marine Safety Program
Navigation Safety & Environmental Programs
Rail Safety – Transport Canada Walter Carlson
Director, Equipment and Operations
SIMS – Transport Canada Marie-France Paquet
Director General
Secretariat Transport Canada Kristina Martin
Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate
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