1999 Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
Exhibit 2.9—Transport Canada: The Benefits of Pre-ConsultationsThe National Advisory Group is a committee of stakeholders that was put in place by Transport Canada to provide general guidance and advice on its strategy. The Advisory Group was used to discuss Transport's consultation process, including who should be consulted, how, and on which issues. One of the benefits of testing the consultation process with the committee is that it led to broadening significantly the pool of stakeholders consulted on the strategy. In its consultation plan dated July 1996, Transport presented a grid of the stakeholder community that it intended to consult. This initial grid was limited to transportation stakeholders (road, rail, marine, air). As a result of discussions with the committee, the list of stakeholders was modified to include environmental organizations, consumer associations and experts.
Source: Interviews and survey of departments, Office of the Auditor General of Canada