Transport Canada

  1. Transport Canada is continuously working with the railway industry to update rules, regulations and standards that improve the safety of Canada’s railway system and protect all Canadians who live and work along rail lines.
  2. Canada’s freight rail system is a key component of the national supply chain, moving more than 332 million tons of essential Canadian goods each year.
  3. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced protective measures for Southern Resident killer whales on the West Coast.
  4. The Government of Canada recognizes that Southern Resident killer whales face imminent threats to their survival, and that protecting these iconic marine mammals requires comprehensive and immediate action. The focus of our measures is on addressing the primary threats to Southern Resident killer whales: reduced prey availability and accessibility, acoustic and physical disturbance, and contaminants.
  5. Today, Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, the Ontario Minister of Indigenous Affairs, the Honourable Greg Rickford, and the Ontario Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, announced funding to maintain essential air access for remote communities in Ontario, including First Nation communities.
  6. The safety and security of travellers and transportation workers is paramount to Transport Canada.
  7. Clean air, good jobs, and lower bills – Canadians have been clear about what they want. The Government of Canada is continuing to deliver on those priorities. Today, on Earth Day, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced additional details of key measures that will help Canadians make the switch to a zero-emission vehicle that cuts pollution and lowers everyday expenses.
  8. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important announcement on the federal Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles Program.
  9. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada is making targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, fight climate change, and build a stronger economic future for all Canadians.
  10. YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will provide details on how Budget 2022 will help Canada continue to lead in global efforts to fight climate change, protect nature and build a clean economy.
  11. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  12. CALGARY, ALBERTA – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an announcement and provide details on Budget 2022 investments that will help bring down the cost of living for seniors and all Canadians.
  13. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced investments for good jobs, a reliable supply chain, and a strong economy.
  14. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will provide details on how Budget 2022 will create good jobs, a strong economy, and reliable supply chain for Canadians. Minister Alghabra will be joined by Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Brampton East, Ruby Sahota, Deputy Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Brampton North, Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, and Shafqat Ali, Member of Parliament for Brampton Centre
  15. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  16. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will provide details on how Budget 2022 will improve housing affordability for Canadians. Minister Alghabra will be joined by Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London West, and Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue.
  17. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, highlighted tax cuts for small businesses and noted how this measure will help them to grow their businesses, hire more workers, and make life more affordable.
  18. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will provide details on how Budget 2022 will cut taxes for small businesses in Canada. Minister Alghabra will be joined by the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo, Valerie Bradford, Member of Parliament for Kitchener South–Hespeler, Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener–Conestoga, and Bryan May, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Cambridge.
  19. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced today the reappointment of Ms. Hazel McCallion as the Director, federal representative, on the Board of Directors of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority for a period of three years. She was first appointed on August 31, 2017.
  20. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced five reappointments at VIA Rail Inc.
  21. Cruise ships are an important part of Canada’s domestic tourism sector. As Canada welcomes cruise ships back to its waters, the Government of Canada, in coordination with industry, announces new environmental measures for cruise ships in Canadian waters that exceed international standards. For the 2022 season, cruise operators will implement stricter environmental measures regarding greywater and blackwater. Greywater is defined as the drainage from sinks, laundry machines, bathtubs, shower-stalls, or dishwashers and blackwater is defined as the wastewater from bathroom and toilets.
  22. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced today appointments and reappointments in the transportation sector. The appointees come from diverse backgrounds, with experience in a number of fields, and they are active members in their communities.
  23. I want to begin by acknowledging that I’m joining you from Ottawa, Canada, which is situated on the traditional territory of the Algonquin and Anishinaabe Peoples.
  24. Canada and its international partners are united in their commitment to improve the safety of air travel since the senseless shoot down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 by Iran in January 2020.
  25. Global supply chains continue to be disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, growing impacts of climate change, and recent sanctions against Russia. Ensuring that Canadian supply chains are resilient and fluid is a priority.
  26. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued the following statement today regarding the Lac-Mégantic rail bypass project:
  27. As Canada works towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.
  28. TORONTO, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Executive Vice President of PortsToronto and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Mr. Gene Cabral, will announce new funding to help the airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support continued air services and important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport.
  29. Today, the Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, Marcus Powlowski, and the Minister of Indigenous Services, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, and the Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced that the Government of Canada is making important investments at the Thunder Bay International Airport.
  30. As Canada works towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.
  31. The Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Superior North, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, and the Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Rainy River, Marcus Powlowski, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will announce safety investments at the Thunder Bay International Airport.
  32. MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Deborah Flint, will announce new funding to help the airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support continued air services and important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport.
  33. Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local and regional airports to support vibrant communities. These airports also support essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response.
  34. NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, Mr. Vance Badawey, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, Mr. Chris Bittle, will announce safety investments at the Niagara District Airport in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  35. High Frequency Rail will transform passenger rail service in Canada through the creation of a faster, more frequent, more accessible and more sustainable rail service among the major centres of Québec City, Trois-Rivières, Montréal, Ottawa, Peterborough and Toronto.
  36. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Annie Koutrakis, will hold a news conference to provide an update on High Frequency Rail.
  37. In response to allegations of unacceptable behaviour reported to Transport Canada involving a flight from Montréal to Cancun on December 30, 2021, the department quickly launched an investigation.
  38. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and Annie Koutrakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, issued this statement today to mark International Women’s Day:
  39. 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.
  40. Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local and regional airports to support vibrant communities. These airports also support essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response.
  41. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced an investment to build a new marine container examination facility within the Port of Halifax. The new facility will replace the existing off-site facility, significantly reducing inspection turn-around times, reducing Port congestion, and improving the efficiency, safety, security and operations for the Canada Border Services Agency.
  42. Mr. Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will announce safety investments at the Charlottetown Airport.
  43. The Government of Canada is committed to the restart of the cruise season in Canada with mitigation measures in place for COVID-19. Transport Canada—alongside the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency, other orders of government, the U.S. government, transportation industry stakeholders, Indigenous Peoples, and Arctic communities—are working together to ensure measures are in place and cruise ship travel is as COVID-19-safe as possible.
  44. Today in Halifax, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced the public health framework the Government of Canada is putting in place to restart cruise ship activity in Canada.
  45. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Labor, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, the Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, Joanne Thompson, and the Chief Executive Officer of the St, John’s International Airport Authority, Mr. Peter Avery, will announce new funding to help the airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support continued air services and important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport.
  46. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Member of Parliament for Halifax, Andy Fillmore, and the President and CEO of the Port of Halifax, Captain Allan Gray, will provide an important announcement on the return of cruise ships in Canada and will announce trade funding for the Port of Halifax.
  47. Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local and regional airports to support vibrant communities. These airports also support essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response.
  48. The Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Annie Koutrakis, and airport representatives will hold a virtual news conference to announce investments to improve safety at St-Hubert, Mont-Joli and La Grande Rivière airports.
  49. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, announced that the Government of Canada intends to ban Russian-owned or registered ships and fishing vessels in Canadian ports and internal waters. The ban is expected to be in effect later this week through orders made pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act.
  50. Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local and regional airports to support vibrant communities. These airports also support essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response.