Transport & Infrastructure

  1. Canada’s freight rail system is a key component of the national supply chain, moving more than 332 million tons of essential Canadian goods each year.
  2. 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 1.6319 and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) at 1.6709 for the 2022–2023 crop year beginning August 1st. This is an increase in the VRCPI over the last crop year of 11.99 percent for CN and of 12.70 percent for CP.
  3. Today, Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, the Ontario Minister of Indigenous Affairs, the Honourable Greg Rickford, and the Ontario Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, announced funding to maintain essential air access for remote communities in Ontario, including First Nation communities.
  4. Today, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced an investment of over $2 million
  5. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada is making targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, fight climate change, and build a stronger economic future for all Canadians.
  6. YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will provide details on how Budget 2022 will help Canada continue to lead in global efforts to fight climate change, protect nature and build a clean economy.
  7. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  8. CALGARY, ALBERTA – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an announcement and provide details on Budget 2022 investments that will help bring down the cost of living for seniors and all Canadians.
  9. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced investments for good jobs, a reliable supply chain, and a strong economy.
  10. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will provide details on how Budget 2022 will create good jobs, a strong economy, and reliable supply chain for Canadians. Minister Alghabra will be joined by Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Brampton East, Ruby Sahota, Deputy Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Brampton North, Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, and Shafqat Ali, Member of Parliament for Brampton Centre
  11. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  12. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will provide details on how Budget 2022 will improve housing affordability for Canadians. Minister Alghabra will be joined by Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London West, and Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue.
  13. The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal search and rescue stations in Cap-aux-Meules, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Kegaska, Québec City, Rivière-au-Renard and Tadoussac have now resumed operations. Our six vessels of Saint-Lawrence sector have been launched on Thursday, March 31st, and have now reached their respective base.
  14. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will provide details on how Budget 2022 will cut taxes for small businesses in Canada. Minister Alghabra will be joined by the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo, Valerie Bradford, Member of Parliament for Kitchener South–Hespeler, Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener–Conestoga, and Bryan May, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Cambridge.
  15. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced today appointments and reappointments 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.
  16. I want to begin by acknowledging that I’m joining you from Ottawa, Canada, which is situated on the traditional territory of the Algonquin and Anishinaabe Peoples.
  17. Canada and its international partners are united in their commitment to improve the safety of air travel since the senseless shoot down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 by Iran in January 2020.
  18. Global supply chains continue to be disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, growing impacts of climate change, and recent sanctions against Russia. Ensuring that Canadian supply chains are resilient and fluid is a priority.
  19. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued the following statement today regarding the Lac-Mégantic rail bypass project:
  20. As Canada works towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.
  21. TORONTO, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Executive Vice President of PortsToronto and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Mr. Gene Cabral, will announce new funding to help the airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support continued air services and important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport.
  22. Today, the Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, Marcus Powlowski, and the Minister of Indigenous Services, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, and the Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced that the Government of Canada is making important investments at the Thunder Bay International Airport.
  23. As Canada works towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.
  24. The Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Superior North, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, and the Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Rainy River, Marcus Powlowski, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will announce safety investments at the Thunder Bay International Airport.
  25. MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Deborah Flint, will announce new funding to help the airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support continued air services and important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport.
  26. Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local and regional airports to support vibrant communities. These airports also support essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response.
  27. NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, Mr. Vance Badawey, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, Mr. Chris Bittle, will announce safety investments at the Niagara District Airport in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  28. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and Annie Koutrakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, issued this statement today to mark International Women’s Day:
  29. 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.
  30. Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local and regional airports to support vibrant communities. These airports also support essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response.
  31. Mr. Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will announce safety investments at the Charlottetown Airport.
  32. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Labor, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, the Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, Joanne Thompson, and the Chief Executive Officer of the St, John’s International Airport Authority, Mr. Peter Avery, will announce new funding to help the airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support continued air services and important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport.
  33. Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local and regional airports to support vibrant communities. These airports also support essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response.
  34. The Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Annie Koutrakis, and airport representatives will hold a virtual news conference to announce investments to improve safety at St-Hubert, Mont-Joli and La Grande Rivière airports.
  35. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, announced that the Government of Canada intends to ban Russian-owned or registered ships and fishing vessels in Canadian ports and internal waters. The ban is expected to be in effect later this week through orders made pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act.
  36. Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local and regional airports to support vibrant communities. These airports also support essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response.
  37. SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK – Mr. Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John—Rothesay, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and an airport representative will hold a news conference to announce investments to improve safety at Saint John airport.
  38. In response to the Russian leadership’s invasion of Ukraine, the Government of Canada continues to take strong and decisive action.
  39. Mr. Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will announce safety investments at the Charlottetown Airport.
  40. Members of the media are invited to join the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, and the President and CEO of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Robin Silvester, for a media availability to discuss Canada’s supply chain resiliency.
  41. Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local and regional airports to support vibrant communities. These airports also support essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response.
  42. The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, issued this statement today to mark National Aviation Day:
  43. As Canada works towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.
  44. OLDCASTLE, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will visit Select Tool Automation in Oldcastle, Ontario.
  45. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an announcement about new funding for safety improvements at local and regional airports in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  46. The Government of Canada and the Quatsino and Kitasoo Xai'xais First Nations are pleased to announce the arrival and launch of two new dedicated response vessels under the Canadian Coast Guard’s Indigenous Community Boat Volunteer Pilot Program. The Quatsino and Kitasoo Xai'xais First Nations are members of the Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary, and work and train with the Canadian Coast Guard, providing marine response within their respective traditional territories.
  47. As Canada works towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.
  48. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, will make an important funding announcement to support critical infrastructure at the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. Minister Alghabra and Minister Vandal will be joined by Barry Rempel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Winnipeg Airports Authority.
  49. As Canada works towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.
  50. As Canada works towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.