Several Key Speakers to Welcome Delegates to 9th International Level Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention Symposium

Montreal - Monday morning’s opening ceremonies for the 9th International Level Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention Symposium will feature several key speakers to welcome the more than 230 international delegates to Montreal. Julie Boulet, Quebec Minister for Transport, and Deputy Minister Louis Ranger, representing Hon. Lawrence Cannon, the Federal Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, will speak at this morning’s opening ceremonies in Salons Marquette, Jolliet and Duluth of the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. They will be joined by Railway Association of Canada’s President and CEO Cliff Mackay, as well as the symposium chair Gary Drouin and technical program chair Sesto Vespa. Following the opening ceremonies, the remainder of the day will focus on accomplishments and challenges in relation to highway-railway crossing safety and trespass prevention, including discussions of safety education, communities’ involvement in safety, and identification of hotspots. The day’s speakers will include representatives from Canada, the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Brazil, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Germany, France and Iran. For more information on the symposium, go to Contact Information: Roger Cameron Railway Association of Canada cell 514-265-5918 Cathy Cossaboom Transport Canada 613-993-0055