Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.” In the context of human trafficking, professional truck drivers have the potential to be a hero in the life of a victim trafficked into the sex trade simply by taking a second look and making a phone call. Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), a non-profit that recently launched in Canada, is training members of the commercial vehicle industry to do just that, and in doing so, is raising up a mobile army out on Canadian roads to combat this heinous crime.
Was the Department of Infrastructure prepared for the findings in the Auditor General’s Report?
The audit process took about 30 months and involved a great deal of interaction between the auditors and Manitoba Infrastructure. The Department accepts the findings in the Auditor General’s report. We are committed to working with stakeholders, and we are determining the best course of action to address the 17 recommendations.
Describe the current health of the trucking industry in your province.
Chris Nash – While the economic climate in Alberta remains stagnant, the trucking industry, as always, remains active in order to serve all Albertans and Canadians. Without trucking, store shelves would be empty. Truckers move the necessities and luxuries of life 24/7.