Transport Canada

  1. The Government of Canada is committed to improving road safety in Canada by taking measures to reduce commercial driver fatigue. That is why it has mandated the use of electronic logging devices. They are intended to ensure that commercial drivers stay within their daily driving limit and accurately log their working hours.
  2. Today, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Hochelaga, Soraya Martinez Ferrada, highlighted that Université du Québec à Rimouski is receiving $100,000 in funding under the Clean Transportation System Research and Development Program.
  3. Whether in the Atlantic, Pacific, or Arctic oceans, the health and protection of our coastline—the longest in the world—is critical to our environment, our economy, and to all Canadians.
  4. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced appointments and reappointments in the transportation sector.
  5. The Government of Canada is taking action to improve railway track safety to better protect those living and working near Canada’s rail corridors, while also ensuring that railway tracks are in optimal condition to safely move Canadian goods to market.
  6. The Government of Canada and Canadian Pacific sign an agreement on the next steps of the Lac-Mégantic bypass project
  7. “Canada strongly condemns the forced diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978 under false pretenses and the subsequent arrest of journalist Roman Protasevich by Belarus. This reckless, brazen act by the Belarusian regime jeopardized the safety of passengers and constitutes serious interference in the fundamental principles and international rules that ensure civil aviation safety around the world.
  8. In Canada, the May long weekend often marks the start of our boating season. Boating has increased in popularity since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in an increase in incidents. The Government of Canada takes the safety and security of boaters in Canada—whether for recreational or commercial purposes—very seriously.
  9. Transport Canada’s Rail Safety Improvement Program provides federal funding in the form of grants or contributions to provinces, territories, municipalities, and local governments, road and transit authorities, crown corporations, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations (including academia), Indigenous groups, communities and organizations and individuals to help improve rail safety and reduce injuries and fatalities related to rail transportation.
  10. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Member of Parliament for Milton, Ontario, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Sport), Adam van Koeverden and Member of Parliament for Guelph, Lloyd Longfield, will hold a virtual news conference to announce new funding to improve rail safety.
  11. We’re investing over $3.3 million for #AirSafety improvements at two Saskatchewan airports to improve access to safe, reliable and efficient air transportation in #LaRonge and #PrinceAlbert
  12. We’re investing over $21.9 million for #AirSafety improvements at six Manitoba airports to improve access to safe, reliable and efficient air transportation in #FlinFlon #GodsLakeNarrows #LacBrochet #RedSuckerLake #Shamattawa #Thompson
  13. We’re investing over $20 million for #AirSafety improvements at five Alberta airports to improve access to safe, reliable and efficient air transportation in #FortChipewyan #GrandePrairie #Lethbridge #Lloydminster #MedicineHat.
  14. From traveling to medical appointments, getting goods to market, distributing PPE and medical supplies, or delivering vaccines, Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local airports to support vibrant communities.
  15. The global COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the air sector in Canada.
  16. The Airport Critical Infrastructure Program (ACIP) is a new contribution funding program to help Canada’s larger airports make critical investments in safety, security or connectivity to mass transit.
  17. We will never forget the Lac Mégantic tragedy and the people who lost their lives.
  18. The Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) is an existing contribution funding program which provides financial assistance to regional airports for safety-related capital infrastructure projects and equipment to help ensure the continued safe operation of the airports for passengers, air crews and airport employees.
  19. The Airport Relief Fund is a new contribution funding program to provide $64.8 million in financial relief to Canada’s airports that are struggling with the financial impact of reduced air travel due to the COVID‑19 pandemic. The Airport Relief Fund will provide immediate financial assistance to targeted eligible airports to help maintain operations and mitigate the risk of airport insolvency.
  20. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced two reappointments in the transportation sector.
  21. OTTAWA, ONTARIO — The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie – Les-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, Gudie Hutchings, will hold a virtual news conference to announce new funding programs as well as the financing of projects to support Canadian airports.
  22. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced the appointment of France Pégeot as Chairperson of the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) for a term of five years.
  23. 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.
  24. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement on his participation at the G7 Transport Ministers’ Meeting.
  25. 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.
  26. With a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for travellers, Canada has some of the strictest travel and border measures in the world.
  27. 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.
  28. 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:
  29. 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.
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Road safety programs protect Canadians by finding ways to improve the safety for all road users, while also reducing the risk of collisions.