The Regulatory Impact of Technology and Cannabis
on the Freight Transportation Industry

Presented on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

  • Materials:
  • The Regulatory Impact of Technology and Cannabis on the Freight Transportation Industry

    • Speakers:
    • Andreea Crisan, COO and EVP at Andy Transport
    • Gérald Gauthier, Vice President Public and Corporate Affairs at the Railway Association of Canada
    • Brian Lipson, Associate, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    • David F. Blair, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    • Kosta Kalogiros, Associate, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • About this program:
  • Please join McCarthy Tétrault’s Transportation and Logistics Group as we discuss recent legislative developments on freight transportation and how they will impact your business.

    Topics include :

    • mandatory e-logs
    • autonomous trucks
    • cannabis in the workplace

    They will present and discuss the legislative changes implemented or considered in relation to these changes in the freight transportation industry, the issues for the industry stemming from such changes, and how the industry is preparing to react.

    Labour and employment and regulatory/criminal matters will also be considered, including how employers will be permitted to act in order to ensure that employees not drive under the influence of cannabis, and the extent to which carriers may be responsible for the conduct of their drivers.

    Finally, the presentation will focus on the opportunities and constraints brought by current legislation in the context of impending technological advances in the freight transportation industry.


    This program qualifies for up to 1.5 hours of eligible educational activity or CPD/MCE credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia, Ontario and Québec.