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Dalmotas DJ and German A; Canadian and US Policies on Releasing Safety Data - Opportunities Missed; Proc. 2022 CARSP Conf.; Sudbury, ON; June 19-22, 2022
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Abstract: Historically, data related to motor vehicle safety generated by Canadian government regulators has been shared extensively with the equivalent authorities in the United States. This has provided opportunities for Canadian research findings to be integrated into regulations affecting the entire North American vehicle fleet as well as addressing this country's specific interests. While Transport Canada professes to provide "responsible" disclosure, in actual practice, there continues to be a degradation of transparency and public scrutiny of the data being generated in Canada.

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Résumé : De tous temps, les organismes de réglementation du gouvernement canadien ont largement partagé leurs données en matière de sécurité des véhicules automobiles avec leurs homonymes des États-Unis. C'est ainsi que les résultats des recherches canadienne ont pu être intégrés à la réglementation touchant l'ensemble du parc automobile nord-américain et abordant les questions d'intérêt propres à ce pays. Bien que Transport Canada affirme exercer une communication " responsable ", en pratique, la transparence et l'examen public des données générées au Canada ne cessent de se détériorer.

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