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la vedette d'un des événements les plus commémorés
❱ devenir
de l'histoire canadienne.

to star in one of the most commemorated events in
❱ chance
Canadian history.
The Governor General, the Marquess of Lansdowne, was also
supposed to attend, but he too failed to make it - and so, the silver
spike he had with him stayed in Ottawa (and can still be seen in
the Canadian Museum of History). This meant Smith had to drive
an iron spike - identical to the 30 million others used to build the
railway over four and a half years - into the ground.
But this didn't go so well either: Smith's aim was off the first
time he tried, and the spike bent. His second effort hit the mark.
Even the photographer who took the iconic photo just happened
to be in the vicinity and was pressed into service after the
scheduled photographer didn't arrive from Toronto.
What lessons can we draw from this story? Well, one might
be that if you wanted busy people to show up for an event in late
19th century Canada, it was better not to schedule it in a small
mountain town as winter winds were beginning to blow. But another
lesson - and the one I want to focus on today - is that for a century
and a half, creativity, collaboration, and determination have played a
major role in the achievements of Canada's railway sector - including
its suppliers - and will continue to be essential as new challenges
and opportunities emerge. And that lesson is not only applicable
to industry, but also to the organization that is responsible for its
economic and accessibility-related regulation - the organization I am
privileged to head - the Canadian Transportation Agency.

Le gouverneur général, le marquis de Lansdowne, brillait aussi
par son absence, retenu à Ottawa avec le crampon en argent qu'il
devait apporter (ce dernier est exposé au Musée canadien de
l'histoire). M. Smith a donc dû enfoncer dans le sol un crampon en
fer identique aux 30 millions d'autres plantés au cours des quatre
ans et demi précédents.
D'ailleurs, M. Smith a manqué son premier coup, déformant
le crampon avec son coup de masse. Mais il a atteint la cible au
deuxième essai.
La photo si historique a été prise par un photographe coopté sur
place, le professionnel attendu de Toronto n'étant pas arrivé à temps.
Quelles leçons peut-on tirer de cette histoire? Et bien que,
à la fin du XIXe siècle, pour s'assurer de la présence de gens
importants à un événement, valait mieux ne pas organiser ledit
événement dans un village montagnard alors que l'hiver approche.
Mais il y a une autre leçon sur laquelle je souhaite attirer votre
attention : depuis un siècle et demi, la créativité, la collaboration
et la détermination ont été essentielles aux réalisations du secteur
ferroviaire canadien, y compris de ses fournisseurs, et qu'elles le
demeureront avec l'émergence de nouveaux défis. D'ailleurs, si
cette leçon vaut pour l'industrie, elle s'applique aussi à l'organisme
qui réglemente son économie et son accessibilité, l'organisme que
j'ai le privilège de diriger : l'Office des transports du Canada.

The Importance of Rail to Canada

L'importance du chemin de fer au pays

It's hard to over-state the importance of rail transportation in
a country as vast and trade-dependent as Canada. Indeed, two
of our founding documents - the British North America Act and
the Terms of Union with British Columbia - actually contained
specific commitments to build railway links.
Railways were a foundation upon which Canada was built,
and 150 years after Confederation, they remain essential to the
country's prosperity:
Over 45,000 route-kilometres of rail track stretch across
Canada, connecting grain elevators to ports, mines to processing
plants, manufacturers to distributers, and suburbs to downtown
cores. This makes our rail network the fifth largest in the world.
Each year, Canadian rail companies move almost 300 million
tonnes of goods - 70 per cent of all inter-city freight - and over
80 million passengers.
93,000 people are employed in the rail industry - two-thirds
of them in supply companies like the ones represented by
CARS - earning about $9 billion annually.
Of course, the success of railway transportation isn't an
inevitable function of geographic and economic realities. It depends
on a willingness to re-think and re-engineer. Whether it's precision
railroading, distributed power, unit trains of unprecedented length,
increased digitalization, remote monitoring, predictive diagnostics,
the development of low-carbon fuels, or the use of composites,
railway companies and their suppliers are continuing to find new
ways of delivering value to customers and investors.

On ne saurait exagérer l'importance du transport ferroviaire dans
un pays aussi vaste et tributaire du commerce que le nôtre. Même
que deux de nos documents fondateurs, l'Acte de l'Amérique du Nord
britannique et les « termes de l'union » avec la Colombie-Britannique,
contiennent un engagement à construire des liens ferroviaires.
Le Canada s'est bâti sur les chemins de fer. Et ceux-ci demeurent
essentiels à sa prospérité, 150 ans après la Confédération.
Notre pays est sillonné par plus de 45 000 kilomètres de voie
ferrée reliant les silos à grains aux ports, les mines aux usines, les
fabricants aux distributeurs et les banlieues aux centres-villes. Ce
réseau est le cinquième en importance au monde.
Chaque année, les sociétés ferroviaires canadiennes
transportent près de 300 millions de tonnes de marchandises et
plus de 80 millions de passagers.
L'industrie ferroviaire emploie 93 000 personnes dont les salaires
totalisent 9 milliards de dollars par année. Les deux tiers travaillent
pour des fournisseurs comme ceux que représente l'ACFCF.
Évidemment, cette réussite ne dépend pas de la géographie
et de l'économie. Elle repose sur la volonté de se réinventer.
Précision accrue, traction répartie, trains de plus en plus longs,
numérisation, surveillance à distance, diagnostics prédictifs,
carburants moins polluants, composites : les chemins de fer et
leurs fournisseurs innovent constamment pour offrir mieux à leurs
clients comme à leurs investisseurs.

Les rôles de l'Office des transports du Canada

The Roles of the Canadian Transportation Agency

A vibrant rail sector is also a result of an effective regulatory
environment - and that's where the CTA comes in. The CTA was 57

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On doit aussi le dynamisme du secteur ferroviaire à l'efficacité
du cadre réglementaire, et c'est ici qu'intervient l'OTC. Né en 1904
(il s'appelait alors la Commission des chemins de fer), l'OTC est le
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doyen des tribunaux spécialisés indépendants au pays.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insidetrack - Spring/Summer 2018

President’s Message
Bigger Hopper Cars, Faster Grain Shipments
Canada’s New Locomotive Emissions Regulations
Liquid Assets
Hydrail: A Profound Innovation Opportunity for Canadian Railway Suppliers
Locomotive and Passenger Car Freeze-Up Downtime Can Be Prevented
From Last Spike to First in Class: Creativity, Collaboration, and Determination in the Pursuit of Leadership
How to Achieve a Respectful, Harassment-Free Workplace
CARS News
New Members
CapEx: An Industry-Wide Look at Who’s Spending What
Railway Supplier Buyers’ Guide
Advertiser.com
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