Scott Streiner began a five-year term as Chair and CEO of the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) on July 20, 2015. Since that time, he has taken a series of steps to enhance the CTA’s ability to respond to the needs of a rapidly evolving national transportation system, its customers, and the communities in which the system operates. These steps include: realigning the CTA’s internal structure and recruiting top-notch talent to serve on the executive team; putting in place an action plan to foster a healthy, high-performing organization; increasing public awareness of the CTA’s roles and services through speeches, media interviews, and social media; introducing innovative approaches to delivering the CTA’s regulatory and adjudicative mandates; and launching a broad review of the full suite of regulations, codes, and guidelines administered by the CTA.
Scott also led the revitalization of the Council of Federal Tribunal Chairs in 2016 and 2017, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals.
Prior to joining the CTA, Scott had a 25-year career in the federal public service. As Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Economic and Regional Development Policy, he served as Secretary to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Prosperity and played a key role in preparing advice to the Prime Minister on economic, environmental and trade matters, including in the areas of transportation and infrastructure. As Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy with Transport Canada, he led the development of policy options and advice on issues touching all modes of the national transportation system, and ran the Department’s international, intergovernmental and data analysis functions.
Earlier positions included Executive Director of the Aerospace Review; Assistant Deputy Minister with the Labour Program; Vice President, Program Delivery with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency; Director General, Human Resources with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Director of Operations for the Reference Group of Ministers on Aboriginal Policy; Machinery of Government Officer at the Privy Council Office; and Director of Pay Equity with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Scott has led Canadian delegations abroad, including to India, China, and the International Labour Organization. He has also has served as the Government Member with NAV Canada, Canada’s Ministerial Designee under the North American Agreement on Labour Cooperation, Chair of the Council of Governors of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, and a Director on the Board of the Soloway Jewish Community Centre.
Scott received a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from the Hebrew University, a master’s degree in International Relations from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and a PhD in Political Science from Carleton University. He spent a year at Carleton University as a Public Servant in Residence and has taught courses, published articles, and made conference presentations on human rights, Middle Eastern history and politics, and public policy.