Transportation of Dangerous Goods General Policy Advisory Council

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) General Policy Advisory Council (GPAC) is a working group reporting on classification, emergency response and means of containment. On this page, you will find information about the council as well as lists of members.

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About the council

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.

Nominated members list

Chair of TDG General Policy Advisory Council:

Ms. Kara Edwards
Director, Transportation Safety and Security
National TRANSCAER® Coordinator

Associations

Contact information

Alternate members

Air Transport Association of Canada

Mr. David R. Evans
Chair,
Dangerous Goods Committee
Air Transport Association of Canada

Mr. Wayne Gouveia
Senior Vice President
Air Transport Association of Canada

Assembly of First Nations (AFN)

Mr. Irving Leblanc
Associate Director,
Housing, Infrastructure and Emergency Issues Management,
Safe, Secure and Sustainable Communities

Mr. David Diabo
Special Advisor Emergency Management
Housing, Infrastructure, and Emergency Services

Canada Safety Council (CSC)

Mr. Jack Smith
President
Canada Safety Council

Mr. Emile Therien
Canada Safety Council

Canadian Association of Police Chiefs (CAPC)

Sgt. Kirkland Richardson
Highway Safety Division; Provincial Traffic Operations
Coordinator-Transportation of Goods
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

N/A

Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Inc. (CAFC)

Ms. Tina Saryeddine, PhD, MHA, CHE
Executive Director
Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Inc.

Mr. Corey Schram
Chief Training Officer
St. Albert Fire Services

Mr. Brian Ladds
Coordinator
Hazardous Materials Section
Calgary Fire Dept.

Canadian Association of Oil Well Drilling Contractors (CAODC)

Mr. Mark A. Scholz
President
Canadian Association of Oil Well Drilling Contractors

Mr. Nibogie Russell
Canadian Association of Oil Well Drilling Contractors

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

Mr. Henry Ridders
TDG Regulatory & Logistics Advisor
Keyera Corporation

Mr. Richard Wong
Manager, Operations
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS)

Ms. Sylvia Newell
Executive Director
Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers

Mr. Doug Reece
Director Marketing and Business
Procor Limited

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Dr. Robert Whiting
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

N/A

Canadian Emergency Response Contractors Alliance (CERCA)

Mr. Shawn Barton
Canadian Emergency Response Contractors Alliance

N/A

Canadian Fuels Association (CFA)

Mr. Adrian P. Michielsen
Vice Chair
Regional Emergency Preparedness Advisor
Imperial Oil

Ms. Linda Manka
Regional Response Manager,
Shell Emergency Management

Canadian National (CN)

Mr. Anthony Ippolito
Senior Manager, Dangerous Goods
Canadian National

Ms. Christine Gatti
Manager, Dangerous Goods Regulatory Compliance
Canadian National – Network Operations

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)

Mr. Jim Kozey
Director, Dangerous Goods & HazMat Transportation
Canadian Pacific Railway

Ms. Darlene Nagy
Hazmat Program Manager
Canadian Pacific Railway

Canadian Propane Association (CPA)

Ms. Rebecca Keeler
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Safety
Canadian Propane Association

Ms. Nathalie St-Pierre
President and CEO
Canadian Propane Association

Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA)

Mr. Geoffrey Wood
Senior Vice President, Operations & Safety
Canadian Trucking Alliance

N/A

Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)

Mr. John Heater
Global Supply Chain Advocacy
Dow

Ms. Leah Hogendoorn; MSc. CRSP
Americas Downstream Dangerous Goods Lead,
Product Regulatory Assurance
Shell

Compressed Gas Association (CGA)

Mr. Rich Craig
Vice President, Technical Director
Compressed Gas Association

Mr. Jean-Pierre Dumoulin
Technical Manager, Bulk Operations
Air Liquide Canada Inc.

Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA)

Ms. Julie Prescott
Senior Technical Consultant
Dangerous Goods Safety Administration

Ms. Lara Currie
Administrator
Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles

Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC)

Mr. Patrick Knight
Manager, Safety & Quality Assurance
Emergency Response Assistance Canada

N/A

Federal Provincial / Territorial Task Force

Mr. Malcolm Mullin
Director, Dangerous Goods Rail Safety
Government of Alberta

N/A

Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

Ms. Jean Lawson
Policy Advisor
Policy and Public Affairs
Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Ms. Jen Arntfield
Manager
Policy and Research
Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Fertilizer Canada

Ms. Nadine Frost
Director, Policy & Industry Standards
Fertilizer Canada

Ms. Amanda Pach
Director, Environment & Regulatory Affairs
Fertilizer Canada

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)

Mr. W. Joel Neuheimer
Vice President, International Trade, Transportation and Corporate Secretary
Forest Products Association of Canada

Ms. Mahima Sharma
Analyst, Environment and Labour Market Policies
Forest Products Association of Canada

Members at Large

Mr. Barrie Montague
Erleigh Associates

N/A

Mining Association of Canada (MAC)

Mr. Mike McDowell
Teck Metals Ltd.

Mr. Brendan Marshall
Mining Association of Canada

National Airline Council of Canada (NACC)

Mr. David Bolton
Manager, Dangerous Goods Compliance
Air Canada Maintenance

Mr. Dan Krebs
Advisor, Dangerous Goods Transportation
WestJet

Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC)

Mr. Patrick Delaney, MBA, CRSP
Vice President, Health and Safety
Petroleum Services Association of Canada

N/A

Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTCC)

Ms. Tracy MacDonald
Distribution Engineer
Praxair Canada Inc.

N/A

Railway Association of Canada (RAC)

Mr. Andy Ash
Director, Dangerous Goods
Railway Association of Canada

Mr. Jean Pierre Couture
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Specialist
Railway Association of Canada

Renewable Industries Canada (RICANADA)

Mr. Stu Porter
Industry Expert
Biofuels Consulting

N/A

Responsible Distribution Canada

Mr. Jim Bird
Western Regional Representative
Responsible Distribution Canada

Mr. Mark Jasper
Senior Specialist
GHD First

Shipping Federation of Canada (SFC)

Mr. Chad Allen
Director, Marine Operations
Shipping Federation of Canada

N/A

Teamsters Union Canada (TUC)

Mr. Phil Benson
Lobbyist
Teamsters Canada

Mr. Don Ashley
National Legislative Director
Teamsters Canada

The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)

Mr. Arthur Nordholm
Owner/President
OASYS Safety Consulting Inc.

Mr. Perry Ruehlen
Executive Director Canadian Society of Safety Engineering

Department of National Defence

Mr. Eric Remy
Manager, Dangerous Goods Transportation Policies Strategic Joint Staff Strat J4 Department of National Defence, Government of Canada

N/A

Nominated observers list

Status granted by Chairperson or DG. May participate on a regular basis and in council discussions. This member is not permitted to sit at the council table, have a place card or vote.

Associations

Contact information

Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC)

Mr. Neil McCulloch
Senior Liaison, International Compliance
Labelmaster

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

Ms. Claudette Fedoruk
Policy Analyst, Safe Operations
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

Ms. Angela Wheeler MSc, CIH, CRSP
Program Manager, CHAMP
Chemscape Safety Technologies

Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace

Mr. Glenn Priestley
Executive Director
Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)

Ms. Megan Schumacher
Specialist Hazmat Environmental Risk
Hazardous Materials Programs
Canadian Pacific Railway

Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA)

Ms. Michele Legare, MSc, C-NRPP
Director of Radiation and Laser
Ottawa Hospital

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

Mr. Ron Meyers
Project Manager
Standards
Canadian Standards Association

Private Motor Truck Council of Canada

Mr. Mike Millian
President
Private Motor Truck Council of Canada

Transportation Safety Board (TSB)

Mr. Kirby Jang
Director
Investigations Rail/Pipeline
Transportation Safety Board

Railway Association of Canada (RAC)

Tanis Peterson
RAC Sr. Director, Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Railway Association of Canada

Reports and recommendations

The industry reports are available below:

Report and recommendations from the Classification Working Group [PDF, 793 KB]

Report and recommendations from the Emergency Response Assistance Plan Working Group [PDF, 1.48 MB]

Report and recommendations from the Means of Containment Working Group [PDF, 2.29 MB]

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