Transport & Infrastructure

  1. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists, pedestrians and cyclists that there will be a lane closure on the Union Bridge of the Chaudiere Crossing for repair work.
  2. 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.
  3. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane closure on the LaSalle Causeway for maintenance work.
  4. The Government of Canada supports infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs, boost economic growth, and ensure climate resilience in Canada’s North.
  5. The Government of Canada is investing more than $78.6 million in eleven projects under the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Plan. The Government of Manitoba is investing over $67.8 million, and contributions by recipients toward their respective projects are over $43.2 million. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.
  6. The Government of Canada is investing more than $12.7 million in 4 projects under the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Saskatchewan is contributing over $10.8 million. Contributions by recipients toward their respective projects are $7.7 million. In total, this represents a combined infrastructure investment of more than $31.3 million. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The Government of Canada continues to invest in infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs and boost economic growth in Canada’s North.
  10. 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.
  11. Regional air transportation is crucial to ensure reliable passenger connectivity, that merchandise circulates, supply chains are maintained, and regional economic growth continues. The pandemic has had major impacts on regional air transportation ecosystems, affecting economies, communities, and local businesses.
  12. 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.
  13. Coquitlam, British Columbia, August 13, 2021—Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement in Coquitlam, B.C. This news conference will take place at the location listed below and will be in the presence of Ron McKinnon, Member of Parliament for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Teri Towner, City Councillor for Coquitlam.
  14. The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are investing $110.3 million in 14 water and wastewater projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s Green Infrastructure Stream. Canada is contributing more than $60.2 million, conditional on requirements related to consultations with Indigenous groups being met. British Columbia is contributing more than $50.1 million. Project recipients are investing over $40.1 million in total.
  15. Vancouver South, British Columbia, August 12, 2021—The Government of Canada continues to invest in local infrastructure during this unprecedented time to meet the needs of communities, enhance quality of life, and support economic recovery from COVID-19.
  16. Vernon, British Columbia, August 12, 2021—The governments of Canada and British Columbia continue to invest in local infrastructure during this unprecedented time to meet the needs of communities across the province, enhance people’s quality of life, and support economic recovery from COVID-19.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Minister Alghabra announces a major investment of over $33 million to enhance the movement of goods at the Saguenay Port.
  21. The global COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for Northern and remote communities which depend on supply chains for the delivery of essential goods and services. As the pandemic evolves, the Government of Canada continues to work with partners, including provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous communities and the air industry, to address the unique needs of these communities.
  22. BORDEN-CARLETON, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND — Members of Parliament for Malpeque, the Honourable Wayne Easter, for Charlottetown, Sean Casey, and for Egmont, Robert J. Morrissey, will make an announcement on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, about providing financial support to Strait Crossing Bridge Limited, the Confederation Bridge operator.
  23. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will host a news conference in Markham to make an announcement on the Incentives for the Zero-Emission Vehicles program, which is helping Canada meet its climate goals. The minister will be available to answer questions from the media following the announcement.
  24. Helping airports mitigate the financial impact of the 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.
  25. A better, faster, and more reliable transportation network will help reduce congested travel times for people and improve the efficiency of moving goods through the country’s trade corridors, which is critical to the success of Canadian companies in a global marketplace.
  26. MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and MP Iqra Khalid, MP Peter Fonseca, and MP Adam van Koeverden, will make an announcement on passenger and freight rail services in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
  27. The Government of Canada supports infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs and boost economic growth. Enhancing the northern transportation system supports and promotes economic growth and social development, offers job opportunities, provides greater connectivity for Northerners, increases its resilience to a changing climate, and ensures it can adapt to innovative technologies.
  28. 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 continued monitoring of available data and scientific evidence, including the vaccination rate of Canadians and our improving epidemiological situation.
  29. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadian airports to ensure their recovery and growth following the COVID-19 global pandemic and to create good middle class jobs.
  30. Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, and Arctic Gateway Group Directors Onekanew Christian Sinclair and Mayor Michael Spence will announce investments in transportation in northern Manitoba. The announcement will be followed by a media availability.
  31. The Government of Canada is committed to working towards enhancing and modernizing intercity passenger rail services in a way that will best meet the transportation needs of travellers, as outlined in the vision for Transportation 2030.
  32. From travelling to medical appointments, getting goods to market, distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and medical supplies, or delivering vaccines, Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local airports to support vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services, more so during this Covid-19 pandemic, including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response.
  33. Iqaluit, NUNAVUT – The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities of Canada, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, will make an announcement about funding for the North. The Honourable David Akeeagok, Deputy Premier, Minister of Economic Development and Transportation, Government of Nunavut, PJ Akeeagok, President, Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and Natan Obed, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, will also make remarks.
  34. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important funding announcement in support of airport recovery at the Vancouver International Airport. Minister Alghabra will be joined by the President and CEO of the Vancouver International Airport, Tamara Vrooman.
  35. The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening Canada’s trade corridors, which helps to grow our economy, ensure its recovery, as well as create good middle class jobs.
  36. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will highlight the progress of the Calgary Airport Trail expansion project. He will be joined by the Mayor of Calgary, His Worship Naheed Nenshi, The Calgary Airport Authority’s Vice President of People, Risk and General Counsel, Carmelle Hunka, and the City of Calgary’s Director of Transportation Infrastructure, Kerensa Fromherz
  37. WHITEHORSE, YUKON – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra will make an announcement about the National Trade Corridors Fund. The Member of Parliament for Yukon, the Honourable Larry Bagnell and the Minister of Highways and Public Works, the Honourable Nils Clarke, will also deliver remarks.
  38. Helping airports mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is part of the Government of Canada’s strategy to ensure that Canada’s air transportation system provides Canadians with choice, connectivity and affordable air travel. Canada’s world-leading network of airports has been put under substantial financial strain as a result of the dramatic decline in passenger travel. Investments in airport infrastructure are crucial to maintain safety, security, and connectivity for travellers, airport workers and surrounding communities.
  39. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important funding announcement in support of airport recovery in Edmonton. Minister Alghabra will be joined by the Mayor of Leduc County, Tanni Doblanko, the Mayor of the City of Leduc, Bob Young, and the President and CEO of the Edmonton International Airport, Tom Ruth.
  40. Transport Canada has issued fines to an individual who has violated various provisions of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, by illegally operating a privately owned pleasure craft as an uncertified commercial tour boat. These actions contributed to a fatal boating incident on Lake Simcoe, Ontario, in September 2020.
  41. Helping airports mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is part of the Government of Canada’s strategy to ensure that Canada’s air transportation system provides Canadians with choice, connectivity and affordable air travel. Canada’s world-leading network of airports has been put under substantial financial strain as a result of the dramatic decline in passenger travel. Investments in airport infrastructure are crucial to maintain safety, security, and connectivity for travellers, airport workers and surrounding communities.
  42. The global COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for Northern and remote communities which depend on supply chains for the delivery of essential goods and services. As the pandemic evolves, the Government of Canada continues to work with partners, including provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous communities and the air industry, to address the unique needs of these communities.
  43. When the global pandemic hit, tourism came to a screeching halt as public safety measures kept most Canadians home and borders closed to international tourists. Now that vaccination efforts are paying off and declining case rates are allowing the easing of restrictions, tourism businesses and organizations can look to the future.
  44. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Dan Vandal, and Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Western Economic Diversification) and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Canada Water Agency), will make an important funding announcement in support of airport recovery in Winnipeg; they will be joined by Barry Rempel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Winnipeg Airports Authority.
  45. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, Mr. Sean Casey will make an announcement about supporting Prince Edward Island’s tourism economy at the Port of Charlottetown.
  46. The global COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for Northern and remote communities which depend on supply chains for the delivery of essential goods and services. As the pandemic evolves, the Government of Canada continues to work with partners, including provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous communities and the air industry, to address the unique needs of these communities.
  47. The Government of Canada is committed to working towards enhancing and modernizing intercity passenger rail services in a way that will best meet the transportation needs of travellers, as outlined in the vision for Transportation 2030.
  48. The global COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for Northern and remote communities which depend on supply chains for the delivery of essential goods and services. As the pandemic evolves, the Government of Canada continues to work with partners, including provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous communities and the air industry, to address the unique needs of these communities.
  49. Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous coastal communities to improve marine safety. As part of this plan, in 2017 the Canadian Coast Guard launched the Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Pilot Program. This program provides Indigenous communities with funding to purchase boats and equipment to build up their on-water search and rescue capacity. These investments allow Indigenous communities to take concrete steps to strengthen their capacity as part of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary.