Transport & Infrastructure

  1. Members of the media are invited to 3 separate activities related to the Centre Block rehabilitation project.
  2. The Government of Canada is committed to improving road safety in Canada by taking measures to reduce commercial driver fatigue. That is why it has mandated the use of electronic logging devices. They are intended to ensure that commercial drivers stay within their daily driving limit and accurately log their working hours.
  3. Today, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Hochelaga, Soraya Martinez Ferrada, highlighted that Université du Québec à Rimouski is receiving $100,000 in funding under the Clean Transportation System Research and Development Program.
  4. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge is scheduled to reopen on June 14, 2021, at 6 am.
  5. Across the country, Canadians are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.
  6. Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.
  7. Whether in the Atlantic, Pacific, or Arctic oceans, the health and protection of our coastline—the longest in the world—is critical to our environment, our economy, and to all Canadians.
  8. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced appointments and reappointments in the transportation sector.
  9. The Government of Canada is taking action to improve railway track safety to better protect those living and working near Canada’s rail corridors, while also ensuring that railway tracks are in optimal condition to safely move Canadian goods to market.
  10. The Government of Canada and Canadian Pacific sign an agreement on the next steps of the Lac-Mégantic bypass project
  11. The safety of mariners and the protection of the marine environment are top priorities for the Canadian Coast Guard. Our Inshore Rescue Boat stations enhance our ability to respond to emergencies in Canadian waters.
  12. In Canada, the May long weekend often marks the start of our boating season. Boating has increased in popularity since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in an increase in incidents. The Government of Canada takes the safety and security of boaters in Canada—whether for recreational or commercial purposes—very seriously.
  13. We’re investing over $3.3 million for #AirSafety improvements at two Saskatchewan airports to improve access to safe, reliable and efficient air transportation in #LaRonge and #PrinceAlbert
  14. We’re investing over $21.9 million for #AirSafety improvements at six Manitoba airports to improve access to safe, reliable and efficient air transportation in #FlinFlon #GodsLakeNarrows #LacBrochet #RedSuckerLake #Shamattawa #Thompson
  15. We’re investing over $20 million for #AirSafety improvements at five Alberta airports to improve access to safe, reliable and efficient air transportation in #FortChipewyan #GrandePrairie #Lethbridge #Lloydminster #MedicineHat.
  16. From traveling to medical appointments, getting goods to market, distributing PPE and medical supplies, or delivering vaccines, Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local airports to support vibrant communities.
  17. Today the Honourable Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West – Ancaster – Dundas, and Caroline Mulroney, Ontario Minister of Transportation announced that both governments have signed a deal to invest nearly $3.4 billion in the shovel-ready Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. Each government is contributing 50% of eligible project costs, up to $1.7 billion. The federal contribution has been designated for LRT investment only, and is subject to approval by the Treasury Board of Canada. The project’s life cycle costs will be covered by the Government of Ontario.
  18. Sarnia, Ontario –The safety of mariners and the protection of the marine environment are top priorities for the Canadian Coast Guard. Our Inshore Rescue Boat stations enhance our ability to respond to emergencies in Canadian waters.
  19. The global COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the air sector in Canada.
  20. We will never forget the Lac Mégantic tragedy and the people who lost their lives.
  21. The Airport Critical Infrastructure Program (ACIP) is a new contribution funding program to help Canada’s larger airports make critical investments in safety, security or connectivity to mass transit.
  22. The Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) is an existing contribution funding program which provides financial assistance to regional airports for safety-related capital infrastructure projects and equipment to help ensure the continued safe operation of the airports for passengers, air crews and airport employees.
  23. The Airport Relief Fund is a new contribution funding program to provide $64.8 million in financial relief to Canada’s airports that are struggling with the financial impact of reduced air travel due to the COVID‑19 pandemic. The Airport Relief Fund will provide immediate financial assistance to targeted eligible airports to help maintain operations and mitigate the risk of airport insolvency.
  24. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced two reappointments in the transportation sector.
  25. OTTAWA, ONTARIO — The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie – Les-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, Gudie Hutchings, will hold a virtual news conference to announce new funding programs as well as the financing of projects to support Canadian airports.
  26. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced the appointment of France Pégeot as Chairperson of the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) for a term of five years.
  27. Canada has three oceans and the longest coastline in the world. Our nation’s blue economy depends on a strong Coast Guard fleet to keep mariners safe, protect our coasts and waterways, and deliver commercial goods and other vital services to Canadians.
  28. Pre-departure testing of air travellers is a key component of the Government of Canada’s measures to protect Canadians from COVID-19, and helps prevent air travel from being a source for the spread of the virus.
  29. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise marine users that the LaSalle Causeway will operate on a reduced schedule for navigational traffic effective May 6 to May 15, 2021, inclusively.
  30. Ottawa, Ontario – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, along with Quebec Lieutenant and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will make a significant announcement via a virtual press conference.
  31. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement on his participation at the G7 Transport Ministers’ Meeting.
  32. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to inform pedestrians and cyclists that there will be sidewalk closures on the Chaudiere Crossing to conduct maintenance work.
  33. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane closure on the LaSalle Causeway for repair work.
  34. The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has announced its determination of the Volume-Related Composite Price Index (VRCPI) for the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) at 1.4505 and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) at 1.4787 for the 2021–2022 crop year beginning August 1st. This is an increase in the VRCPI over the last crop year of 0.50 percent for CN and a decrease of -1.78 percent for CP.
  35. Quay wall closure at St. Andrews Lock and Dam
  36. With a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for travellers, Canada has some of the strictest travel and border measures in the world.
  37. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Health, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bill Blair, the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, and the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, will hold a virtual news conference and media availability to provide updates on requirements for some passengers travelling to Canada.
  38. The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, issued this statement today to acknowledge NAV CANADA’s decision to maintain air traffic control service to several Canadian communities, including Whitehorse, Yukon, Prince George, British Columbia, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Regina, Saskatchewan, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Windsor, Ontario and Saint Jean, Quebec:
  39. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on all areas of society, infrastructure projects will be crucial to the economic recovery. These projects will create good paying jobs, grow the economy, improve the daily lives of Quebecers and all Canadians, and build a better tomorrow. The construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) station at the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport will help reduce traffic congestion and improve accessibility and connectivity to the airport by offering an environmentally sustainable link between downtown Montréal and the airport.
  40. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, the Government Leader in the House of Commons and Quebec Lieutenant, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Quebec’s Minister of Economy and Innovation, Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon, and Quebec’s Minister for Transport and Minister responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region, Ms. Chantal Rouleau, will hold a joint virtual news conference tomorrow to announce a new investment in infrastructure to better connect the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport to the City of Montréal
  41. The Southern Resident killer whale is an icon of Canada’s pacific coast and this endangered species has an important cultural significance for Indigenous peoples and coastal communities in British Columbia (B.C.). The Government of Canada has taken strong, consistent action to protect and restore its population and will continue to do so.
  42. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced reappointments in the transportation sector. The appointees come from diverse backgrounds, with experience in a number of fields, and are active members in their communities. They bring a wide array of knowledge and expertise to their transportation positions.
  43. Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding is being provided for 17 recreational and sports infrastructure projects in communities throughout the Capitale-Nationale Region. These projects include renovations to recreation centres, playgrounds and other sports facilities.
  44. A one-year extension to the BC Bus North service was announced today, meaning people who live and work in northern British Columbia can continue to rely on inter-city bus service. This service has become a crucial lifeline in the region as other transportation options have been limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  45. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, and Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Natalia Kusendova, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Francophone Affairs and Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Brian Bigger, Mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury.
  46. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that there will be alternating lane closures on the Chaudiere Crossing.
  47. Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, along with the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Shawn Murphy, Chairman of the Board for the Bell Aliant Centre, announced funding to upgrade MacLauchlan Arena at the Bell Aliant Centre to accommodate the 2023 Canada Winter Games.