Transport Canada

  1. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, the Honourable Mary Ng, will hold a news conference following a National Summit to strengthen Canada’s supply chain.
  2. The Government of Canada is taking a responsible, precautionary approach at the border to help protect Canadians from the global COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic continues to evolve, across the country and internationally, the Government of Canada will closely monitor and adjust measures at the border, as appropriate, to help keep Canadians safe.
  3. As Canada works towards recovery, investments in our airport infrastructure continue to be crucial to maintain safety, security, and connectivity for travellers, workers and communities. Government of Canada investments also help ensure Canada’s aviation industry is well positioned to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.
  4. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of International Development and the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, and the Mayor of Kelowna, his Worship Colin Basran will participate in a virtual news conference to announce new funding to support Kelowna International Airport.
  5. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Labour, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, and the President of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, Stephen Laskowski, issued the following statement:
  6. The Government of Canada announces the launch of the next critical step for the Lac-Mégantic rail bypass construction project
  7. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued the following statement about the shortage of firefighting staff at the St. John’s International Airport:
  8. Protecting vulnerable marine mammals is a priority for the Government of Canada. Marine mammals, including the Southern Resident killer whale, are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of underwater vessel noise. Furthermore, the Government of Canada recognizes that Southern Resident killer whales face imminent threats to their survival, and that saving these iconic marine mammals requires comprehensive and immediate action.
  9. Mitigating the impacts of human activities, including underwater vessel noise, is vital to the protection and recovery of Canada’s endangered marine mammals. Protecting our marine environment also ensures that Canada’s oceans economy can continue to grow in a sustainable, environmentally responsible way.
  10. Canada’s ports contribute to economic prosperity and job creation in the communities and regions they serve. Transferring local ports makes it possible to more fully develop their potential based on the needs of current users, develop new activities, and involve users and partners from the area in the management of these ports.
  11. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Health, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, and the Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, issued the following statement:
  12. The Southern Resident killer whales is an endangered species that has deep cultural significance for Indigenous peoples and coastal communities in the Salish Sea area in southern British Columbia. This is why the Government of Canada is committed to taking continued and important action to support its survival and recovery.
  13. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, is happy to announce that he has cleared Santa for travel in Canadian airspace.
  14. The Government of Canada is continuing to move ahead with concrete actions which improve railway track safety to better protect those living and working near Canada’s rail corridors.
  15. The Government of Canada remains committed to promoting public safety and security during the transportation of dangerous goods, which is why important steps continue being taken to reduce the risks of accidents across the country.
  16. Ensuring that essential goods reach middle class Canadian households as quickly as possible, and that food, medicine and other critical supplies are accessible to all who need them, is a top priority for the Government of Canada. Yet, Canada’s transportation supply chains have been significantly impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic and recent extreme weather events.
  17. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra joined the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure for the Province of British Columbia, the Honourable Rob Fleming, to observe some of the damage to national and provincial transportation infrastructure caused by floods in British Columbia.
  18. The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening Canada’s trade corridors, which support our supply chains, help grow our economy, ensure its recovery, as well as create good, middle-class jobs.
  19. As Canada continues to move through the COVID-19 pandemic and into economic recovery, weather events and changes to consumer behaviours have amplified existing constraints affecting the resiliency of Canada’s supply chain.
  20. The Government is committed to strengthening engagement with local and Indigenous groups as part of broader efforts to strengthen the safety of Canada's railway system and better protect those living and working near Canada’s rail corridors.
  21. Every year, on December 7, we take time to recognize the special role that international civil aviation plays in bringing us together. This year, we also want to recognize and celebrate the incredible work of the many international civil aviation professionals who responded to the pandemic and helped to keep Canadians and travellers safe.
  22. Across Canada, drones play an important role in connecting communities with the resources they depend on, reaching hard-to-access rural and remote areas, and helping in life-saving search and rescue and emergency operations. Drones are quickly becoming part of an important economic sector in Canada, with significant potential to improve the lives of Canadians across the country.
  23. Rail safety is a top priority for the Minister of Transport and the Government of Canada is committed to protecting all Canadians who live and work along railway tracks by putting in place the necessary measures to reduce the risk of serious accidents.
  24. The Government of Canada continues to take action to support the transportation system of British Columbia after the recent floods.
  25. The devastating floods in British Columbia have not only jeopardized and displaced the lives of countless Canadians but have also affected Canada’s supply chain. Ensuring that essential goods reach Canadian households in a timely fashion, and that food, medicines and other critical supplies are accessible to all who need them, is of the utmost priority.
  26. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement on the Canadian National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims
  27. Climate change, knows no borders, is the greatest long-term threat of our time. Taking action to address climate change and mitigate its impacts is not only a necessity, but also an opportunity.
  28. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, today issued the following statement on the fifth anniversary of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan.
  29. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the communities of Lac-Mégantic and the surrounding area, ensuring rail safety, and moving the bypass project forward as quickly as possible.
  30. The Government of Canada is prioritizing the health and safety of all people in Canada by continuing to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening the border. Canada’s phased approach to easing border measures is informed by the available data and scientific evidence, including the vaccination rate of Canadians, and the improving epidemiological situation.
  31. BRESLAU, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important announcement in support of Canada’s airport recovery.
  32. The Government of Canada is committed to keeping our transportation sector, including employees and travellers safe and secure. Vaccinations are the best line of defense against COVID-19 and its variants. That is why employees and travellers in the federally regulated air and rail sectors will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  33. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important announcement on vaccine requirements.
  34. Canada continues to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening the border while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada.
  35. Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced that, as of October 30, the Government of Canada will require employers in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation sectors to establish vaccination policies for their employees. Also effective October 30, travellers departing from Canadian airports, and travellers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, will be required to be fully vaccinated in order to travel.
  36. As Canada prepares for the return of direct flights from India to Canada, Transport Canada is announcing an extension of the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that restricts all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India until September 26, 2021, at 23:59 EDT.
  37. Canada has some of the strictest travel and border measures in the world, and is prioritizing the health and safety of Canadians by continuing to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening its borders.
  38. The Government of Canada supports infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs, boost economic growth, and ensure climate resilience in Canada’s North.
  39. Helping airports mitigate the financial impact of the global pandemic is part of the Government of Canada’s strategy to ensure that our air transportation system provides Canadians with efficient and affordable air travel. Investments in airport infrastructure are crucial to maintain safety, security, and connectivity for travellers, workers, and communities.
  40. Helping airports mitigate the financial impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic is part of the Government of Canada’s strategy to ensure that our air transportation system provides Canadians with choice, connectivity, and affordable air travel. Investments in airport infrastructure are crucial to maintain safety, security, and connectivity for travellers, airport workers, and communities.
  41. The Government of Canada continues to invest in infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs and boost economic growth in Canada’s North.
  42. Road safety programs protect Canadians by finding ways to improve safety for all road users, while also reducing the risk of collisions. That’s why Transport Canada is funding new projects nationwide that address ongoing road safety challenges.
  43. For local communities in Eastern Canada, ferry services are an essential component of daily living. From visiting friends and family to getting goods to market, the Government of Canada understands that these services are essential to economic and social activities in the region.
  44. The Government of Canada is taking action to further improve the safety and security of Canada’s rail system, especially in light of the impacts of climate change and severe weather on railway operations.
  45. As Canada works towards recovery and travel re-start, investments in our airport infrastructure continue to be crucial to maintain safety, security, and connectivity for travellers, workers and communities. Government of Canada investments will also help to rebuild the public’s confidence in domestic and international travel, and ensure that Canada’s aviation industry is well positioned to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.
  46. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Member of Parliament Michael McLeod, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important announcement about infrastructure funding. MP McLeod will be joined by the Honourable Diane Archie, Deputy Premier, Minister of Infrastructure and Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation.
  47. This notice is to inform all mariners about temporary vessel traffic restrictions during an expected increase in the number of people using the St. Clair River in an event known as the Port Huron Float Down on Sunday, August 15, 2021.
  48. Marine shipping plays a critical role getting our exports to global markets and providing Canadians with the goods we use every day. As Canada’s largest port, the Port of Vancouver provides a strategic gateway for Canada’s supply chain and economy.
  49. The Confederation Bridge—the largest bridge in Canada—is an iconic and key asset for Prince Edward Island and its residents, providing a vital link between Islanders and the mainland to access essential goods and services. Throughout Canada, several measures were implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 between provinces and internationally. Due to the reduced movements of Canadians, the Confederation Bridge experienced a considerable decrease in traffic over the past 18 months.
  50. The Government of Canada recognizes the need to take climate action now. Canadians’ quality of life—and Canada’s future growth—are deeply tied to the environment. We know that we need to invest in a cleaner, more sustainable future to protect the things Canadians rely on: an affordable cost of living, well-paying jobs, and resilient communities.