Transport & Infrastructure

  1. The Macdonald-Cartier Bridge currently has a load restriction applied to all types of vehicles.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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:
  7. Since January 1st 2022, the maximum compensation for accessibility-related complaints has increased to $20,536.81.
  8. The Government of Canada announces the launch of the next critical step for the Lac-Mégantic rail bypass construction project
  9. Following 59 years of dedicated service, the Canadian Coast Guard’s oldest serving vessel, the CCGS Hudson is being decommissioned. In November 2021, a failure of the starboard propulsion motor placed the CCGS Hudson out of service. Due to the scale of the problem and the time and cost to repair it, combined with the costs associated with an upcoming period of regulatory compliance work, it has been determined that the ship is beyond economical repair and further investment would not allow it to return to reliable service.
  10. 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:
  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. In a determination issued today, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) ruled that revenues of the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) were above and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) were below their maximum grain revenue entitlements for the crop year 2020–2021.
  15. The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) today announced that the Accessible Transportation Planning and Reporting Regulations are now finalized and published in Part II of the Canada Gazette.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  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. 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.
  23. The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal search and rescue stations in Québec, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard and Havre-Saint-Pierre will close on November 30. The Cap-aux-Meules station will close on December 30.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. BRESLAU, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important announcement in support of Canada’s airport recovery.
  29. 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.
  30. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important announcement on vaccine requirements.