Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Meeting with Minister Chuck Strahl, September 30, 2010

This one page document was presented to Minister of Transport, Hon. Chuck Strahl, at the annual 2010 Ministers of Transport Annual General Meeting that was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on September 28-30, 2010. 

During this face to face meeting with Minister Strahl and his provincial and territorial counterparts, we also asked the Minister to include crashworthiness testing as part of the planned 15-passenger van safety review which had been announced by Transport Canada on June 25, 2010.
Presented to Chuck Strahl
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
September 30, 2010
Halifax, Nova Scotia

We respectfully request that the Federal Minister of Transport recognize Multi-Function Activity Buses (MFABs) as a subcategory of school buses.

To do this, we respectfully request that the Minister direct Transport Canada staff to contact the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and take the necessary steps to recognize in the federal standards the MFAB as a sub-category of school bus.

We respectfully request that the Provincial Ministers take the necessary steps to amend the respective Provincial Acts and Regulations to ban the use of I5-passenger vans as a mode of transportation for youth. This ban would include students participating in extra and co-curricular activities, day cares, preschools,
youth clubs and organizations that are responsible for the provision of transportation services to the youth of our communities.