Canadian Transportation Networks

Joseph Monteiro, Gerald Robertson


Networks in transportation have existed in Canada for some time and their importance has been highlighted since globalization. Some observers believe that they define the key to success in today’s dynamic marketplace. This is hardly surprising in a world where being able to provide service is of paramount importance since the dismantling of regulatory, legal and international barriers. This paper considers ‘Canadian transportation networks: gaps and opportunities’. It reviews the meaning of a network and the various networks in different transportation modes. The gaps and opportunities in Canadian transportation networks are examined thereafter. Then the economic rationale for networks and their impact is briefly considered. Finally, the treatment of networks under the Competition Act and in two other major jurisdictions are briefly examined.


Transportation Networks; Canada; USA; EEC; Competition Policy

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