Transport & Infrastructure

  1. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced the following 17 appointments in the transportation sector. These Canadians were appointed following open, transparent and merit-based selection processes.
  2. The Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, will travel to London, United Kingdom, to participate in the opening of the Canada Pavilion at the Farnborough International Airshow. The Minister will meet with key Canadian aerospace leaders and the new Secretary of State for Transport, Louise Haigh.
  3. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that there will be an alternating lane closure on the Chaudière Crossing for repair work.
  4. Officials from Public Services and Procurement Canada will be providing an update to community stakeholders and members of the media on the LaSalle Causeway and the temporary modular bridge .
  5. Today, the Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, and Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced a federal investment of $12.6 million in the Société de financement et d’accompagnement en performance énergétique Canada (SOFIAC). This funding will help them accelerate their expansion into energy efficiency for commercial buildings and multi-unit residential buildings, helping building owners and tenants save on their energy bills and reduce emissions.
  6. Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced $1.7 million for 14 projects under the Green Shipping Corridor Program’s Clean Vessel Demonstration stream. This funding will:
  7. Below are the 14 projects in receipt of grant funding under the Green Shipping Corridor Program’s Clean Vessel Demonstration stream. These projects aim to study, test, and pilot zero and near zero fuel propulsion systems for shipping vessels.
  8. St. Catharines (Ontario) — The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, and Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure, and Communities and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, will make an announcement about Green Shipping Corridors.
  9. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users that there will be an alternating lane closure on the Chaudière Crossing for repair work.
  10. Officials from Public Services and Procurement Canada will be providing an update on the Alexandra Bridge replacement project and explaining the analysis, data and scenarios that led to the decision to replace the bridge.
  11. The Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, today made the following statement to mark the eleven years that have passed since the Lac-Mégantic tragedy
  12. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced that the government is eliminating the policy that required Marine Atlantic Inc. to recover, through revenue, 65% percent of most of its operating expenses. By eliminating this cost-recovery policy, the government is keeping services affordable for residents, tourists, and businesses. Without the formal cost-recovery policy, Marine Atlantic Inc. is better able to respond to passenger needs, and ensure continued, safe, and reliable ferry services.
  13. Marine transportation is the backbone of a thriving economy, supports our supply chains, and helps make life more affordable for Canadians. It can also have environmental impacts on our oceans and waterways. Transport Canada is taking action to address the environmental impacts of marine shipping by implementing a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by vessels in the Arctic.
  14. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that there will be an alternating lane closure on the Chaudière Crossing for repair work.
  15. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users of a full closure of the Des Joachims Bridge for repair work.
  16. The Government of Canada is making sure communities have the infrastructure they need to grow, build more homes, and keep connected across our country.
  17. Canadians across the country need convenient options to travel. Expanding Canada’s air transport agreements allows airlines to provide travellers and shippers with more flights to travel the world and grow their businesses.
  18. Investing in Canada’s communities isn't just about building infrastructure, it's about building connections to other communities, to markets, and to Canadians.
  19. The federal government is investing up to $1.7 million through the Rural Transit Solutions Fund to support 9 transportation projects across British Columbia.
  20. 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.
  21. Southern Resident killer whales are icons of Canada’s Pacific coast, and culturally significant to Indigenous Peoples and coastal communities in British Columbia. For the sixth consecutive year, the Government of Canada is implementing measures to protect these whales and restore their population.
  22. VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Jonathan Wilkinson, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Diane Lebouthillier, will announce funding and measures to protect Southern Resident killer whales. He will be joined by Dr. Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Vice President of Environment and Properties, Jennifer Natland and Teresa Ryan, Enhanced Cetacean Habitat and Observation Program First Nations Advisor.
  23. An efficient and reliable transportation system is essential for our economy. With the National Trade Corridors Fund, the Government of Canada invests in making supply chains more efficient, reducing trade barriers, and directly contributes to the growth of businesses to create the economic opportunities of the future.
  24. The National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF) supports infrastructure projects in Canada. These projects include work at airports, ports, railways, transportation facilities, and access roads. $4.1 billion has been committed to projects since 2017.
  25. Hamilton (Ontario) — The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, will make an important funding announcement at the Port of Hamilton.
  26. Today, the Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, announced that a new $29 million laboratory is being built to expand the Motor Vehicle Test Centre’s capacity.
  27. Joe Mavrinac Community Complex is becoming more accessible and environmentally friendly after an investment of over $2.3 million from the federal government’s Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program. The Town of Kirkland Lake is contributing $598,598.
  28. Communities across the country are developing strategies to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, including lowering carbon emissions from public transportation.
  29. The Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne, will make an announcement regarding combatting auto-theft.
  30. The Hants County Exhibition Arena is becoming more accessible after a combined investment of $1.1 million from the federal and provincial governments and the West Hants Regional Municipality.
  31. North Bay is upgrading its public transit with a combined investment of more than $4.1 million from the federal government, the provincial government, and the City.
  32. The federal government is investing $1,653,952 through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to support three transit projects. The Government of Ontario is contributing $1,378,155 and the City of North Bay is contributing $1,102,773.
  33. Safe and reliable airports are crucial links to local and regional communities across Canada. Investments in these airports support economic and business development, improve aviation services and safety, and enhance access to Canada’s remote and Indigenous communities.
  34. CALGARY, ALBERTA – The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, on behalf of the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jenna Sudds, will make an important announcement about a National School Food Program to ensure more children in Canada receive nutritious food at school.
  35. Media representatives are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Compton-Stanstead, Bertrand Ménard, Mayor of Richmond, Pierre Tétrault, Prefect of Val-Saint-Francois RCM, and Benoit St-Pierre, President of the Board of Directors of Couvent Mont-Saint-Patrice.
  36. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and MP for Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Mathieu Lapointe, Mayor of Carleton-sur-Mer, Daniel Côté, President, RÉGÎM and Philippe Dufort, Président and General Manager, cmētis.
  37. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Laurier—Sainte-Marie, Sameer Zuberi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Luc Rabouin, Borough Mayor for Plateau-Mont-Royal, and Allen Alexandre, Executive Director of the Montreal Afro-Canadian Cultural Centre.
  38. Completed in 1917, the Quebec Bridge remains the cantilever bridge with the longest clear span in the world. The construction of the bridge, primarily intended for rail traffic, aimed to promote the economic development of Quebec City and to connect the city to the Canadian and American railway network.
  39. The federal government announces the conclusion of a retrocession agreement with Canadian National Railway Company (CN) to transfer ownership of the Quebec Bridge back to the Government of Canada.
  40. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Becky Druhan, Nova Scotia Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lunenburg West, and Jerome Tanner, president of the Lunenburg County Wheels board.
  41. Toba Centre for Children & Youth will receive a $3-million investment from the federal government.
  42. Sydney will get a new trail after an investment of $922,054 from the federal government.
  43. Richmond is getting strengthened flood protection infrastructure to reduce the risks from rising sea levels, increasingly severe storms, and climate change, after a combined investment of $13 million from the federal and provincial governments and the City of Richmond.
  44. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney–Victoria, Her Worship Amanda McDougall, Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, and Stephanie Johnstone-Laurette, Chair of the Washbrook Greenway Coalition.
  45. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Canada is barrier-free. This includes a fully accessible transportation system. This is vital to ensure that all Canadians, including those with disabilities, have equal opportunities to contribute and participate fully in society.
  46. The federal government is investing in green and inclusive retrofits for Indigenous education facilities in Kirkland Lake and Temiskaming Shores to convert land in Kirkland Lake into a food forest.
  47. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, and the Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, the Honourable Kamal Khera, will host a National Air Accessibility Summit to contribute to making air travel accessible for all Canadians.
  48. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, and the Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, the Honourable Kamal Khera, will host a National Air Accessibility Summit to contribute to making air travel accessible for all Canadians.
  49. The South Fish Creek Complex will be receiving energy upgrades after a joint investment of more than $1.2 million from the federal government, YMCA Calgary, and the complex partners.
  50. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages; Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Orléans; and Jean-François Born, Chair, MIFO Board of Directors.