Transport Canada

  1. The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, issued this statement today to mark the third annual International Day for Commemorating Air Crash Victims and their Families:
  2. Today, the Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, announced an investment of up to $14.5 million through the National Trade Corridors Fund. The investment to Air Inuit Ltd. includes the construction of a new cargo warehouse and extension of the hangar bay for aircraft maintenance at the Kuujjuaq, Quebec, airport.
  3. An efficient and reliable transportation system is essential to making life more affordable for Canadians, which is why the Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains support economic growth.
  4. Canadians deserve a safe, efficient, and environmentally sustainable transportation system. The Canadian Transportation Agency is the federal regulatory body that ensures that the national transportation system runs efficiently and smoothly, and oversees consumer protection for air passengers and the protection of persons with disabilities' human rights.
  5. Abandoned and wrecked vessels can be harmful to the environment and to public safety. Through Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, the federal government made abandoning your vessel illegal in Canada and it is taking action to remove abandoned and wrecked vessels from our waters and protecting our coasts and waterways.
  6. An efficient and reliable transportation system is essential to making life more affordable for Canadians. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains support economic growth and create good, middle-class jobs, while making them resilient and adaptable to the effects of climate change.
  7. An efficient and reliable transportation system is essential to making life more affordable for Canadians. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains support economic growth and create good, middle-class jobs for Canadians, while ensuring they are resilient and adaptive to the impacts of climate change.
  8. The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, will make an important funding announcement related to supply chains and airport improvements at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. He will be joined by Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon, and Nils Clarke, Minister of Highways and Public Works, Government of Yukon.
  9. An efficient and reliable transportation system is essential to making life more affordable for Canadians. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains support economic growth.
  10. The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, will make a significant funding announcement related to Canada’s supply chain and improving cargo capacity at Vancouver International Airport. He will be joined by the Member of Parliament for Steveston—Richmond East, Parm Bains, the Member of Parliament for Surrey Centre, Randeep Sarai, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Vancouver Airport Authority, Tamara Vrooman.
  11. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced that the new Vessel Construction and Equipment Regulations, which apply to the construction and equipment of new vessels 24 metres or more in length (excluding fishing vessels and pleasure craft), have come into force. The regulations update and consolidate requirements that previously existed in various regulations under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, and the Canada Labour Code, into one set of regulations and add penalties for non-compliance.
  12. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced that the North Pole’s most famous resident, along with his crew of nine reindeers have passed a strict certification and inspection process. They are now cleared for travel in Canadian airspace.
  13. Clean transportation and collaborative actions are key to a sustainable future, Canada’s economic prosperity, and Canadians’ well-being. Rail is the most efficient form of transportation for passengers and goods over land and is a critical part of the solution.
  14. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced amendments to the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations to incorporate requests received in fall 2021. In total, 21 new vessel operation restrictions have been introduced for six waterways in Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba. These new restrictions apply to Big Tub Harbour, Ontario; Richelieu River, Quebec; St-Maurice River, Quebec; Duhamel Lake, Quebec; and Pinawa Channel and Lee River, Manitoba. Changes affect engine power limits, exemptions, technical requirements on signage, wake surfing, designation authorities, and administrative corrections.
  15. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced that 2024 tolls will remain frozen for a second year, at current rates, for the Confederation Bridge. The bridge operator, Strait Crossing Bridge Limited (SCBL), will receive funding from Transport Canada to avoid increases in tolls related to high inflation.
  16. Climate change, pollution, and the introduction of aquatic invasive species through shipping activities can threaten marine life in the diverse ecosystems of Canada’s oceans and waterways.
  17. The goods supporting our economy move over long distances to get to global markets or Canadian consumers. Stronger and more resilient supply chains benefit Canadian consumers through timely and affordable access to the goods they need, and Canadian producers who can reliably deliver their products.
  18. The Government of Canada is taking action to enhance public safety and security with regard to the transportation of dangerous goods, and is taking important steps to reduce the risks of accidents nationwide.
  19. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, will make an announcement related to Canada’s supply chains. He will be accompanied by Tim Clutterbuck, Chair, Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority and Rose Brophy, Director, Field Operations at the Buffalo Field Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  20. Today, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, the Minister of Northern Affairs, Dan Vandal, and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, Ben Carr, announced a new investment of up to $19.4 million for the Unlocking Canada's Air Cargo Potential project at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. This commitment will improve trade fluidity and increase cargo volumes for the airport. The construction of a new storage facility will include space for cold storage and perishable goods and will increase the airport’s overall cargo capacity.
  21. Winnipeg – The Minister of Northern Affairs, Dan Vandal, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, will make an important funding announcement related to supply chains and improving cargo capacity at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. Minister Vandal will be joined by Ben Carr, the Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, and Nick Hays, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Winnipeg Airports Authority.
  22. The goods supporting our economy move over long distances to global markets or to Canadian consumers. That’s why our supply chains must be strong and resilient to ensure economic security for all Canadians.
  23. All Canadians benefit from ample and diverse flight options, whether travelling for pleasure or business, or moving people and goods. The Government of Canada is working hard to expand Canada’s international air transport agreements to offer more choice and convenience for shippers and travellers.
  24. Indigenous Peoples and coastal communities’ knowledge and expertise, spanning generations, are critical to protecting our coastal waters now and into the future.
  25. Keeping Canadians safe on the road is a top priority for the Government of Canada. Transport Canada’s Enhanced Road Safety Transfer Payment Program works towards tackling persistent safety challenges related to dangerous driving habits and rapidly evolving technologies, and school bus safety.
  26. Underwater vessel noise can have a negative impact on endangered marine mammals. Acoustic disturbances create stress and can affect their ability to find prey, navigate effectively, and communicate with each other.
  27. The Government of Canada contributed $55.2 million to the Saguenay Port Authority. The Government of Quebec, meanwhile, offered a loan, repayable through fees, of a maximum of $36.8 million from the Department of Economy, Innovation and Energy, as well as $19.2 million in financial aid from the Department of Transport and Sustainable Mobility.
  28. Today, Canada’s Transport Minister and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, along with Geneviève Guilbault, Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility; Mathieu Lacombe, Minister of Culture and Communications, Minister Responsible for Youth and Minister responsible for the Outaouais region; Whip and MP for Gatineau, Steven MacKinnon, MP for Chapleau and Deputy House Leader, Mathieu Lévesque, MP for Pontiac, Sophie Chatel; and Suzanne Tremblay, Member of the National Assembly for Hull, announced a joint investment of $70.4 million to support road projects in the Outaouais region.
  29. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced changes to the Railway Freight and Passenger Train Brake Inspection and Safety Rules that will come into force on December 1, 2025. These rules specify safety requirements for the safe operation of train brakes on all freight and passenger trains.
  30. The Federal Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, the Deputy Premier of Quebec and Provincial Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Geneviève Guilbault, and the Provincial Minister of Culture and Communications, Minister responsible for Youth and Minister responsible for the Outaouais region, Mathieu Lacombe, will make an announcement concerning an investment in Gatineau's road network.
  31. The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, and the President of the Council of the Haida Nation, Gaagwiis Jason Alsop, recognized the third anniversary of the launch of the Voluntary Protection Zone (VPZ) for shipping on the west coast of Haida Gwaii through Canada’s Oceans Protections Plan, noting a 94% compliance rate. The VPZ plays a significant role in mitigating current and future shipping impacts by reducing the number of vessels transiting through this sensitive ecological area.
  32. The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, issued this statement today to mark International Civil Aviation Day:
  33. Today, on the margins of COP28, Canada’s Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, United States Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm issued the following statement:
  34. Canadians across the country rely on marine shipping to deliver products in an affordable, safe, and efficient way. By building shipping corridors with cleaner, more sustainable practices, we not only help grow a strong economy and get people the goods they need, we help keep our water and air clean.
  35. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced that the Government of Canada is investing in safe and efficient airports in British Columbia.
  36. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, announced the creation of the Green Shipping Corridor Program, an investment of $165.4 million, and launched a call for proposals under this program. The program will establish green shipping corridors and help decarbonize the marine sector in major shipping areas along the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and Canada’s east and west coasts.
  37. Canadians need to have access to affordable goods when they want them and need them. The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of a strong supply chain. The Government of Canada is taking action so that our supply chains remain resilient and competitive.
  38. Today, Canada was re-elected to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council in Category B—states with the largest interest in international seaborne trade— for the 2024-25 term. The results of this election recognize Canada’s important contribution and leadership on issues that matter to Canadians, to seafarers, and to the international maritime community.
  39. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Jonathan Wilkinson, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, will make an announcement related to Canada’s supply chains. He will be accompanied by Duncan Wilson, Vice president, Port of Vancouver, and Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO, Vancouver Board of Trade.
  40. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, will make an announcement related to Canada’s supply chains. He will be accompanied by Andy Fillmore, member of Parliament for Halifax, and Captain Allan Gray, the Chief Executive Officer of the Halifax Port Authority.
  41. Canada’s local and regional airports play an essential role in our country’s economy. Local and regional airports are key connectors for business, health care, social services, and emerging resource development sectors, all in addition to supporting Canadians’ travel.
  42. The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, today issued the following statement on the Canadian National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims:
  43. Travellers, tourists and businesses rely on safe and efficient local and regional airports. Canada’s local and regional airports create good, middle-class jobs, keep our supply chains moving and connect our communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
  44. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez announced various appointments at VIA Rail.
  45. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced two appointments to the Board of Directors of Marine Atlantic Inc. (effective September 25, 2023).
  46. The Government of Canada is committed to promoting public safety and security, including when dangerous goods are being handled or transported in Canada.
  47. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, and the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, announced that a contract has been awarded to Pilitak Enterprises Ltd., an Inuit company, to construct a new National Aerial Surveillance Program (NASP) aircraft hangar in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
  48. The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced today that the Government of Canada is making major investments in improving safety at the Brandon Municipal Airport.
  49. Canada’s local and regional airports keep our communities connected and create good, middle-class jobs. From visiting friends and family, to supporting essential medical services and food supply, and getting goods to market, we rely on our local airports to sustain safe and vibrant communities across the country.
  50. The Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, today issued the following statement: