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FMA is a strong voice with the government on policy, legislation and regulation and is a leader in providing current information about freight transportation to media and other stakeholders. The Association also provides networking opportunities and information dissemination to help Canadian businesses remain competitive in the industry.


“FMA has provided great value to us as an organization – focusing their efforts and addressing the concerns shippers are challenged within an ever-changing and complex regulatory environment.”
“The value in joining FMA has surpassed many other associations… providing significant benefit and value in areas that are affecting shippers today.”
“The FMA is one voice representing the shippers’ challenges and opportunities in air, rail, marine, and road.”
“The FMA is one voice representing the shippers’ challenges and opportunities in air, rail, marine, and road.”
“FMA is of value to organizations that do not have a regulatory group to follow the tariff manoeuvres implemented by the railways.”
“FMA is able to monitor the ongoing constant railway lobby in Ottawa. In our case, this is why we joined and also to support the organization.”
“FMA is a “voice at the table” for legislative issues between shippers and carriers, both domestically and internationally.”
Neil McKenna, V.P. Transportation, Canadian Tire Corporation
“FMA provides updates on key legislative and regulatory changes that impact shippers in all modes of transportation.”
“A facilitator between shippers and the OTA/CTA.”
“Networking opportunities outside of your existing industry.”
“FMA provided the most comprehensive coverage on the CP labour situation. Its newsletters and communications are at the top of our industry in Canada.”
Katherine Bamford, Director of Trade Development, Port of Vancouver
“FMA provides unprecedented focus and value that we require as an organization…addressing the many modal challenges facing us today.”
Mike Cormier, Former Vice-President of Supply Chain, Scotia Investments Inc.



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