Transport Canada

  1. Pre-departure testing of air travellers is a key component of the Government of Canada’s measures to protect Canadians from COVID-19, and helps prevent air travel from being a source for the spread of the virus.
  2. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement on his participation at the G7 Transport Ministers’ Meeting.
  3. Protecting vulnerable road users is a priority for the Government of Canada, and silence can sometimes pose a safety risk when it comes to hybrid and electrical vehicles. That is why we are taking steps to increase the safety of all road users.
  4. With a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for travellers, Canada has some of the strictest travel and border measures in the world.
  5. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Health, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bill Blair, the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, and the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, will hold a virtual news conference and media availability to provide updates on requirements for some passengers travelling to Canada.
  6. The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, issued this statement today to acknowledge NAV CANADA’s decision to maintain air traffic control service to several Canadian communities, including Whitehorse, Yukon, Prince George, British Columbia, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Regina, Saskatchewan, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Windsor, Ontario and Saint Jean, Quebec:
  7. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on all areas of society, infrastructure projects will be crucial to the economic recovery. These projects will create good paying jobs, grow the economy, improve the daily lives of Quebecers and all Canadians, and build a better tomorrow. The construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) station at the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport will help reduce traffic congestion and improve accessibility and connectivity to the airport by offering an environmentally sustainable link between downtown Montréal and the airport.
  8. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, the Government Leader in the House of Commons and Quebec Lieutenant, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Quebec’s Minister of Economy and Innovation, Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon, and Quebec’s Minister for Transport and Minister responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region, Ms. Chantal Rouleau, will hold a joint virtual news conference tomorrow to announce a new investment in infrastructure to better connect the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport to the City of Montréal
  9. The Southern Resident killer whale is an icon of Canada’s pacific coast and this endangered species has an important cultural significance for Indigenous peoples and coastal communities in British Columbia (B.C.). The Government of Canada has taken strong, consistent action to protect and restore its population and will continue to do so.
  10. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced reappointments in the transportation sector. The appointees come from diverse backgrounds, with experience in a number of fields, and are active members in their communities. They bring a wide array of knowledge and expertise to their transportation positions.
  11. Ensuring a cleaner future for our children and grandchildren is a priority for the Government of Canada. To get there, every action and every idea counts. This includes the design and development of boats that are more respectful of our oceans and our environment. That is why, through the Oceans Protection Plan, we are taking action to encourage greater use of recycled components for boats.
  12. Safe and secure access to transportation infrastructures in Quebec and the rest of Canada is of vital importance to coastal communities and businesses. Transport Canada conducts regular maintenance and annual inspections to ensure the sustainability of its infrastructure and the safety of activities.
  13. Road safety programs protect Canadians by finding ways to improve the safety for all road users, while also reducing the risk of collisions.
  14. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, today issued the following statement: “The Aircraft Accident Investigation Board of the Islamic Republic of Iran has published its final accident investigation report into Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, which was shot down on January 8, 2020.
  15. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on remote communities that depend on small air carriers for essential goods, services, and for access in and out of the community.
  16. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, today issued the following statement:“Two years ago, on March 10, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, claiming the lives of 157 people, including 18 Canadians and many others with ties to Canada.
  17. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that communities across the country are safe and secure.
  18. International Women’s Day is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the important role women play every day in our communities, our country and around the world.
  19. Climate change affects the North more than any other part of Canada and threatens the efficiency, safety and reliability of northern transportation. Improving our understanding of how to make the northern transportation system more resilient to the effects of climate change is important given the key role transportation plays in the region’s social and economic development.
  20. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued the following statement:
  21. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced appointments and reappointments in the transportation sector. The appointees come from diverse backgrounds, with experience in a number of fields, and are active members in their communities. They bring a wide array of knowledge and senior executive and corporate governance expertise to their transportation positions.
  22. On January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down near Tehran by Iranian surface-to-air missiles, killing 176 people, including 138 with ties to Canada. The Government of Canada continues to work with its international partners to improve global aviation safety and prevent tragedies like Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 from ever happening again.
  23. Thank you to ICAO’s distinguished Council for this opportunity to participate virtually in your 222nd Council Session.
  24. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, today congratulated Juan Carlos Salazar, who has been elected as the next Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
  25. Today, Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement about the Office of the Auditor General’s 2021 audit of Transport Canada’s rail safety oversight:
  26. Today, Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra and United States Transportation’s Secretary, the Honourable Pete Buttigieg, issued the following statement
  27. The Government of Canada is committed to protecting and serving Canadians through the challenge of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. That includes making sure our vital trade corridors and gateways remain open and functional and ensuring Canadians continue to receive the essential goods they need to remain safe while supporting Canada’s economy.
  28. Our railways are an important part of our national transportation network.
  29. The Government of Canada continues to implement a multi-layered framework of measures to protect Canadians from COVID-19, and help prevent air travel from being a source for the spread of the virus. Pre-departure testing of air travellers is a key component of the Government of Canada’s efforts to protect the health and safety of Canadians.
  30. The Government of Canada remains committed to protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale. With only approximately 366 remaining in the world, it is imperative that Canada continues taking strong action to help support the species’ recovery.
  31. Representatives from Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada will announce the 2021 measures to help protect North Atlantic right whales from interactions with fishing gear and vessels in Canadian waters.
  32. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced the most recent initiatives to receive funding for the assessment, removal and disposal of abandoned boats in Canadian waters. Under the Abandoned Boats Program, $1,692,079 is being provided to assess 44 boat removal projects in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador, and to remove 51 abandoned boats in British Columbia and Nova Scotia.
  33. Through Transport Canada’s Abandoned Boats Program and Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Small Craft Harbours Abandoned and Wrecked Vessels Removal Program, the Government of Canada is helping to remove abandoned boats, educate boat owners about their responsibilities, and support research into improving recycling options.
  34. The Government of Canada is announcing today further testing and quarantine requirements for international travellers arriving to Canada’s air and land ports of entry. These new measures will help prevent variants of concern from reaccelerating the pandemic and making it more difficult to contain.
  35. Air travel is essential to Canada's economic growth and prosperity. Travellers and businesses alike benefit from a safe, efficient and resilient air industry.