Transport & Infrastructure

  1. 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.
  2. On January 28, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit in the colours of the Canadian flag from sunset to 1 a.m. in tribute to Ed Broadbent and in honour of his state funeral.
  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. 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.
  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 for Canadians, while ensuring they are resilient and adaptive to the impacts of climate change.
  7. Whitehorse, Yukon, January 10, 2024 — Active transportation projects will provide healthy and convenient travel options in Whitehorse and Watson Lake, after a combined investment of more than $14 million from the governments of Canada and Yukon and communities.
  8. The federal government is investing $10,543,440 through the Active Transportation Fund to support four active transportation projects in Whitehorse and Watson Lake.
  9. 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.
  10. The Canadian Transportation Agency issues administrative monetary penalty to Air Canada for violations of the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, issued this statement today to mark International Civil Aviation Day:
  20. 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:
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, today issued the following statement on the Canadian National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims:
  27. The Dani Reiss Modern and Contemporary Gallery at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will meet net-zero carbon operating standards thanks to an investment of $25 million from the federal government. Announced by Minister Fraser and Stephan Jost, Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the new gallery will showcase great art while being energy efficient and operate without burning fossil fuel.
  28. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that there will be an alternating lane closure on the Hull Causeway of the Chaudière Crossing for repair work .
  29. 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.
  30. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez announced various appointments at VIA Rail.
  31. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced two appointments to the Board of Directors of Marine Atlantic Inc. (effective September 25, 2023).
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. The Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, today issued the following statement:
  36. The High Frequency Rail project will be the largest Canadian infrastructure project in generations. Once operational, the rail line will span the Québec City to Toronto corridor with dedicated passenger tracks. This transformational project will provide clean, safe, and efficient travel, drive our economy, and strengthen our partnerships with Indigenous communities.
  37. Transport Canada, through Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), launched a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the High Frequency Rail (HFR) project, in February 2023. The RFQ closed on April 24, 2023. The Government of Canada evaluated four responses from Canadian and international consortia, and three consortia have been invited to participate in the Request for Proposals (RFP) that launched on October 13, 2023.
  38. Today, the Minister of National Revenue, Marie-Claude Bibeau, accompanied by the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pascale St-Onge, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Élisabeth Brière, on behalf of the Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, announced the streamlining of the process for all orders of government, including municipalities, for asking the federal government to restrict the use of boats on lakes and rivers.
  39. Whether visiting family and friends, taking a trip, or shipping goods to markets around the world, Canadians need an air sector that works for them.
  40. Keeping Canadians safe on our roads is a priority for the Government of Canada. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced the coming into force of regulations allowing Transport Canada to fine persons or companies who violate the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
  41. LAC-MÉGANTIC, QUEBEC — The Minister of Transport and Lieutenant of Quebec, Pablo Rodriguez, will make an announcement on the progress of the Lac-Mégantic rail bypass project. The Minister will be accompanied by the Mayor of Lac Mégantic, Ms. Julie Morin.
  42. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, issued this statement on World Maritime Day:
  43. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, issued the following statement:
  44. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, highlighted the launch of the 20th annual Rail Safety Week. This national event is vital in raising public awareness of safety around railway property and trains. Together, we can work to avoid rail-related incidents and protect Canadians who work and live near railways.
  45. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, issued the following statement:
  46. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, announced an investment of nearly $3 million under the Zero-Emission Trucking Program to support of three projects in Québec, British Columbia and Nova Scotia.
  47. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, today announced appointments and reappointments in the transportation sector.
  48. Last summer, the MV Holiday Island, one of two ferries that ensured service between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, was removed from service. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, joined by the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Sean Fraser, and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, announced the Government of Canada's intention to purchase the MV Fanafjord to replace the MV Holiday Island in the short-term until its successor is built and ready to enter service.
  49. An efficient and reliable transportation system is essential to making life more affordable for Canadians and combatting the rising cost of living. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains grow the economy and create good, middle-class jobs for Canadians, while making them resilient and adaptable to the effects of climate change.
  50. Ottawa, Ontario – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, the Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, David J. McGuinty, and the President & CEO of Canadian North, Michael Rodyniuk, will make a new funding announcement related to supply chains and improving cargo capacity at the Ottawa International Airport.