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Transportation of Dangerous Goods in Canada

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Each year, dangerous goods are moved across Canada by road, rail, water, and air. These shipments range from industrial chemicals to manufactured goods and, while indispensable to our modern way of life, they can pose a threat if not transported safely.

Transport Canada develops safety standards and regulations, provides oversight and gives expert advice on dangerous goods accidents to promote public safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by all modes of transport in Canada.

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate is the focal point for the national program to promote public safety during the transport of dangerous goods. This Directorate serves as the major source of regulatory development, information, and guidance for the public, industry, and government employees.

Feedback from the public is important to us, which is why we invite you to share your ideas on how we can further improve the safe transport of dangerous goods.



Each year, dangerous goods are moved across Canada by road, rail, water, and air. These shipments range from industrial chemicals to manufactured goods and, while indispensable to our modern way of life, they can pose a threat if not transported safely.

Transport Canada develops safety standards and regulations, provides oversight and gives expert advice on dangerous goods accidents to promote public safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by all modes of transport in Canada.

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate is the focal point for the national program to promote public safety during the transport of dangerous goods. This Directorate serves as the major source of regulatory development, information, and guidance for the public, industry, and government employees.

Feedback from the public is important to us, which is why we invite you to share your ideas on how we can further improve the safe transport of dangerous goods.