On February 2, 2009, the federal government introduced legislation to amend the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (TDGA). If brought into force, the amendments would (i) allow for regulations that would strengthen the TDGA’s requirements for security plans and security training; (ii) require certain persons, who would be identified by regulation at a later date, to hold transportation security clearances to transport dangerous goods; (iii) modify the TDGA’s Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) requirements so that the Minister of Transportation would have greater authority to revoke ERAP approvals and to direct persons with approved ERAPs to implement them within a reasonable time in order to respond to actual or anticipated releases of dangerous goods; and (iv) provide broader authority for inspectors under the TDGA.  

For further information, please see

http://www.tc.gc.ca/mediaroom/releases/nat/2009/09-h025e.htm and

www2.parl.gc.ca/content/hoc/Bills/402/Government/C-9/C-9_1/C-9_1.PDF