Transport & Infrastructure

  1. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will host an event in Oshawa to highlight federal budget investments in a healthy future. He will be joined by the Member of Parliament for Whitby, Ryan Turnbull.
  2. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, was in Scarborough to highlight Budget 2023’s investments in making life more affordable.
  3. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will host an event to highlight federal budget investments in an affordable economy.
  4. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced appointments and reappointment in the transportation sector. The appointees come from diverse backgrounds, with experience in a number of fields, and they are active members in their communities. They bring a wide array of knowledge and expertise to their transportation positions.
  5. The Government of Canada condemns the Russian regime’s senseless war of aggression and will continue to take action to stand with Ukraine. That’s why, the Government is committed in doing whatever it can to support the people of Ukraine as they rebuild their country and their transportation system.
  6. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement on a report published by the Office of the Auditor General on the Government of Canada’s efforts related to accessibility in transportation.
  7. Indigenous Peoples have had fundamental ties with Canada’s oceans and waterways for generations. Indigenous Knowledge and expertise are critical to protecting our coastal waters now and into the future.
  8. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement about the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s investigation report on the fishing vessel Chief William Saulis.
  9. With more vessels and goods being transported on Canadian waters than ever before, investing in a strong, diverse, and skilled marine workforce along our coasts is critically important. That’s why, through Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is providing underrepresented groups with new training opportunities to strengthen Canada’s world-class marine safety system.
  10. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, the Dean of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Steve Perry, and a BCIT Graduate from the Bridge Watch Rating Program, Shandis Harrison, will make an important announcement related to Oceans Protection Plan funding in support of the Marine Training Program.
  11. The Government of Canada is committed to keeping our supply chains resilient in the face of a changing climate. This will help make sure families from coast-to-coast-to-coast get the essential goods they need on time and create an economy that works for everyone.
  12. WINNIPEG – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, Mr. Terry Duguid, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North, Mr. Kevin Lamoureux, and Kenneth W. Mariash Senior, Developer and Owner of Focus Equities Inc., will make an important funding announcement about improving Canada’s supply chains.
  13. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Province of British Columbia’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Rob Fleming, issued the following statement:
  14. The air sector plays a crucial role in connecting Canadians from coast to coast to coast and to the world. The sector also helps create good, middle-class jobs and build an economy that works for everyone. However, following the COVID-19 pandemic, recovery has been difficult, and travellers have experienced many flight delays and cancellations that are unacceptable. These travellers have rights, and the Government of Canada will continue to ensure that they are respected by the airlines.
  15. MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Streetsville, Rechie Valdez, and the Member of Parliament for Brampton Centre, Shafqat Ali, will make an important funding announcement that will benefit air passengers.
  16. The Government of Canada’s priority is to ensure a safe and competitive air sector for travellers, workers and communities. It is also committed to supporting Canada’s aviation industry, while creating good, middle-class jobs for Canadians and building an economy that works for everyone.
  17. On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, claiming the lives of 157 people, including 18 Canadians and many others with ties to Canada. The Government of Canada stands in solidarity with their families and loved ones who continue to live with a profound sense of loss. We continue to keep those who were lost in our thoughts and in our hearts.
  18. Today, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, issued this statement on the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s accident investigation report on the MV Ingenika.
  19. An efficient and reliable transportation network is key to making life more affordable for Canadians. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains support Canada's economic growth and create good jobs for middle-class Canadians, while maintaining their resiliency and ability to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
  20. A strong well-functioning supply chain is a top priority for Canada. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains are efficient and reliable to support Canada’s economic growth and create good, middle-class jobs, while maintaining their resiliency and ability to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
  21. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced seven Aviation Member reappointments within the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.
  22. SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Member of Parliament for Saint John—Rothesay, Mr. Wayne Long, the Minister of Social Development and Member of Legislative Assembly for Saint John Lancaster, the Honourable Dorothy Shephard, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Saint John Port Authority, Mr. Craig Bell Estabrooks, will announce new funding for the Port of Saint John and for the Saint John Harbour Bridge.
  23. Belledune, New Brunswick – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Member of Parliament for Acadie—Bathurst, Serge Cormier, the Port of Belledune CEO, Denis Caron, and the President and CEO of QSL International, Robert Bellisle, will announce new funding for the Port of Belledune in New Brunswick.
  24. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement today to mark National Aviation Day
  25. Peterborough, Ontario – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Mayor of the City of Peterborough, His Worship Jeff Leal, will provide an update on the next steps on the High Frequency Rail project in Peterborough.
  26. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and Member of Parliament for Windsor–Tecumseh, Irek Kusmierczyk, will make an important announcement on ballast water in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River regions.
  27. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement today to mark the second annual International Day for Commemorating Air Crash Victims and their Families
  28. Canadians have been clear that they want clean air, an efficient transportation system, and an economy that works for everyone and creates good middle class jobs. High Frequency Rail will do just that. In addition to reducing pollution, it will provide better and faster service between the major centres of Québec City, Trois-Rivières, Montréal, Ottawa, Peterborough and Toronto. As Canada’s largest infrastructure project, it will also create jobs for the next decade.
  29. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Annie Koutrakis, will make an announcement on the next steps in the High Frequency Rail project. The Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from VIA Rail, Martin R. Landry will also be present.
  30. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued today this statement on the Lac-Mégantic bypass
  31. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that our supply chains are efficient and reliable to help create even more good middle-class jobs and help build an economy that works for everyone, as well as to ensure that Canadians have timely access to affordable goods. To achieve this, digitalization plays an important role in improving the efficiency of our supply chains.
  32. Joint funding through the Green Infrastructure, Community, Culture and Recreation, and the Rural and Northern Communities streams of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will support 25 infrastructure projects across the province.
  33. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East–Stoney Creek, Chad Collins, the Mayor of the City of Hamilton, Her Worship Andrea Horwath, and the Vice President and Head of the Vantage Airport Group Canadian Network, Cathie Puckering, will make an important funding announcement at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.
  34. Since the early 1980s, Canada's astronauts have advanced science and technology and inspired Canadians. Nine extraordinary Canadian Space Agency astronauts have flown to space 17 times. Expanding Canadian space launch capability will bring economic opportunity for the Canadian space sector, not only in urban centres but also in regions, encourage innovation and research, support national security, and create good jobs for Canadians.
  35. Following the July 6, 2013 tragedy that took 47 lives, the Government of Canada committed to building a rail bypass to move trains out of downtown Lac-Megantic. This project remains a priority for the Government of Canada.
  36. LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC — The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Annie Koutrakis, and Member of Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Westmount, the Honourable Marc Garneau, will make an important announcement regarding commercial space activity.
  37. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued today this statement on the Lac-Mégantic bypass.
  38. A well-functioning supply chain is critical for Canada’s economy. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains are efficient and reliable to support Canada’s economic growth while ensuring they are resilient and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
  39. Port Colborne, Ontario – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, Chris Bittle, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, Terence F. Bowles, will make an important funding announcement at the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation wharves.
  40. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, Terry Sheehan, Chief Government Whip and Member of Provincial Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, Ross Romano, and the President of Genesee & Wyoming Canada Inc., Rick McLellan, will make an important funding announcement at Huron Central Railway Inc.
  41. The Government of Canada is taking concrete action to strengthen our national supply chains and continue to build an economy that works for everyone. Canada’s freight rail system is a key component of our supply chains, moving more than 332 million tonnes of Canadian goods to market, and into Canadians’ homes, each year.
  42. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the bridge at the St. Andrews Lock and Dam will be closed to vehicular traffic for deck replacement work.
  43. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, is pleased to announce that he has cleared Santa and his reindeer flight crew for take-off in Canadian airspace.
  44. In a determination issued today, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) ruled that revenues of both the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) were above their respective maximum grain revenue entitlements for the crop year 2021–2022.
  45. Protecting all Canadians is a priority for the Government of Canada, and quiet motors can sometimes pose a safety risk when it comes to hybrid and electrical vehicles. That’s why we are taking steps to increase the safety of all road users.
  46. 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. The Government of Canada understands the critical role the Confederation Bridge plays as an economic and social lifeline for the province of Prince Edward Island and the region.
  47. The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) today announced the publication of new data to provide Canadians with additional information about the air travel sector. The data shows the number of air travel complaints submitted to the CTA per 100 flights operated by Canadian and foreign airlines.
  48. The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, is taking part in a one-week tour to Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt.
  49. The delays experienced this summer at airports were unacceptable. The Government of Canada and its partners continued to work together this fall to ensure that the next busy season, the holiday season, goes smoothly. This included the holding of an industry Air Sector Recovery Summit that took place on November 24.
  50. The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening engagement with Indigenous and local communities as part of broader efforts to strengthen the safety of Canada's railway system and advance reconciliation.