Transport & Infrastructure

  1. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Île-des-Soeurs, announced a federal investment of more than $6.5 million to support the construction of a new carbon-neutral building for MR-63, a Montreal-based cultural organization. For the occasion, he was accompanied by Benoit Dorais, Vice-chair of the Executive committee of the City of Montreal and borough mayor for Le Sud-Ouest, Frédéric Morin-Bordeleau, General Manager and co-founder of MR-63, and Étienne Morin-Bordeleau, Creative Director and co-founder of MR-63.
  2. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement on the departure of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s (VFPA) Chief Executive Officer
  3. June 1, 2023— Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Île-des-Soeurs, Benoit Dorais, Executive committee vice-chair of the City of Montreal and Borough Mayor of Le Sud-Ouest, Frédéric Morin-Bordeleau, General Manager and co-founder of MR-63, and Étienne Morin-Bordeleau, Creative Director and co-founder of MR-63.
  4. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced appointments and reappointments in the transportation sector. The appointees come from diverse backgrounds, have experience in several fields, and are active members in their communities. They bring a wide array of knowledge and expertise to their positions.
  5. 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.
  6. The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, today announced that the Government of Canada is making important safety investments at the Region of Waterloo International Airport. Through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program, the Government of Canada is providing the airport with close to $3 million to purchase two aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicles and associated equipment. These vehicles and equipment will help keep passengers and airport workers and crew safe by ensuring a rapid and effective response to aircraft emergencies.
  7. BRESLAU, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Member of Parliament for Kitchener–Conestoga, Tim Louis, the Member of Parliament for Kitchener South–Hespeler, Valerie Bradford, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Cambridge, Bryan May, will announce important safety investments at the Region of Waterloo International Airport. The Regional Chair for the Region of Waterloo, Karen Redman, will also be present.
  8. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced an investment of up to $5.2 million, under the National Trade Corridors Fund, for the second phase of the Port Weller Dry Docks Cargo Terminal Project.
  9. Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph and His Worship Cam Guthrie, Mayor of the City of Guelph, announced a federal investment of more than $1.7 million to support two infrastructure projects in Guelph.
  10. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Scott Pearce, Acting President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced a federal investment of more than $560,000 to help 14 Saskatchewan communities put in place innovative asset management strategies.
  11. The air sector plays a crucial role in connecting Canadians across the country and to the world, and helps create good, middle-class jobs to build an economy that works for everyone. The Government of Canada is continuously working to improve the security screening process to ensure travellers have a smooth and efficient screening experience, while maintaining the highest standards of security to keep Canadians safe.
  12. The Government of Canada is investing $150,000 through the Active Transportation Fund to support three capacity building projects across Saint John, New Brunswick.
  13. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, and Thomas Smart, Director and CEO of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
  14. MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important announcement about improvements to security screening for eligible travellers at Canada’s largest airports. The new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Nada Semaan, will also be present.
  15. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton–Canso, Allan McMaster, Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, on behalf of John Lohr, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Barry Culligan, Chair of the Water Utility of the Village of St. Peter’s.
  16. Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, the Honourable Anne Kang, B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs, and Barry Pages, Chair of North Coast Regional District, announced a joint investment of more than $1.5 million to support upgrades to the North Coast Recycling Depot.
  17. More and more Canadians are opting for zero-emission vehicles and one of the ways to encourage these purchases is knowing that you will be able to charge your car on the road, especially for long distances. Given the number of Canadians and Americans crossing the border every day, people need to be sure they can get from point A to point B with their zero-emission vehicle. This certainty will help drive the adoption of more zero-emission vehicles, which will create good middle-class jobs, grow our economies, and reduce pollution on our roads.
  18. Detroit, Michigan – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will be joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to announce the first Canada and United States Alternative Fuel Corridor that will make charging electric vehicles easier when driving between the two countries. The event will celebrate the continued collaboration between Canada and the U.S. to lead the world in creating good middle-class jobs, grow our economies, and reduce pollution on our roads.
  19. Transport Canada is closely monitoring the wildfires throughout British Columbia, Alberta and the Prairies, and their impact on the national transportation system.
  20. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced an Interim Order temporarily prohibiting navigation in specific areas of the Ottawa River due to flood conditions. The Interim Order is intended to ensure the safety of boaters and shoreline residents, to protect temporary infrastructure in place, to avoid damage to property, and to allow emergency responders to do their jobs. Navigation warnings were also issued on May 5, 2023.
  21. Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, and the Honourable Rachna Singh, B.C. Minister of Education and Child Care, announced a joint investment of more than $3.2 million to improve ventilation systems in five elementary and secondary schools in British Columbia.
  22. The governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing more than $3.2 million through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to support five ventilation improvement projects in elementary and secondary schools in British Columbia.
  23. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Réjean Savoie, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation, His Worship Allan MacEachern, Mayor of the Municipal District of St. Stephen, and His Worship Tim Fox, Mayor of Nackawic-Millville Rural Community, announced a joint investment of more than $4.2 million for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements in the Municipal District of St. Stephen and Nackawic-Millville Rural Community.
  24. Montréal, Quebec, May 5, 2023 — On May 6 and 7, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit up in emerald green, from sunset to 9:30 p.m., to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.
  25. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the Alexandra Bridge will be closed to motorists to accommodate both maintenance and inspection work.:
  26. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise pedestrians that the pathway behind the Centre Block on Parliament Hill, which was closed for the winter season, has now been reopened as of Monday, May 1. The Queen Victoria Monument and area, located on the west side of the Centre Block, have also been reopened.
  27. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced the launch of a new call for proposals under the Oceans Protection Plan’s Abandoned Boats Program, which invites Canadians to submit proposals for projects that support the assessment, removal, and disposal of abandoned and wrecked vessels in Canadian waters.
  28. 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 1.8295 and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) at 1.7616 for the 2023–2024 crop year beginning August 1st. This is an increase in the VRCPI over the last crop year of 12.11% for CN and 5.43% for CP.
  29. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Yasir Naqvi, Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre announced $79.1 million in funding for the new Veteran Homelessness Program.
  30. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced measures to protect Southern Resident killer whales on the west coast.
  31. 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.
  32. The air sector plays a crucial role in connecting Canadians across the country and to the world, and creates good, middle-class jobs to help build an economy that works for everyone. Protecting the rights of air passengers is a priority of the Government of Canada, and the government will continue to ensure that travellers’ rights are respected by airlines when air travel does not go according to plan.
  33. From travelling to appointments to helping deliver essential necessities such as food, medicine and other goods, strong, financially stable northern air transportation providers are vital to support vibrant and sustainable communities in the North.
  34. Vancouver, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will host an important virtual announcement concerning the supply chain in British Columbia.
  35. Southern Ontario is Canada’s most populous area, with the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) alone home to over 6.3 million Canadians. Ontario’s population is also expected to grow significantly over the next two decades. This is why the Government of Canada needs to assess the requirement for additional airport capacity in the region.
  36. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra visited Sysco Vancouver, in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, to highlight Budget 2023’s investments in making life more affordable.
  37. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, visited Accelovant Technologies Corporation in North Vancouver to highlight investments to create good, middle-class jobs and build a stronger, more sustainable, Canadian economy.
  38. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Member of Parliament for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam, Ron McKinnon, and the Member of Parliament for Steveston—Richmond East, Parm Bains, will host an event at Sysco Vancouver to highlight Budget 2023’s investments in making life more affordable.
  39. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will host an event at Accelovant Technologies Corporation to highlight Budget 2023’s investments in clean technology manufacturing.
  40. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, was in Sault Ste Marie to highlight Budget 2023’s investments to create good, middle-class jobs and build a stronger, more sustainable, Canadian economy.
  41. Whether visiting family and friends or shipping goods to markets around the world, Canadians rely on the aviation industry to provide diverse international air services. Expanding Canada’s existing air transport relationships allows airlines to introduce more flight options and routings, which benefit passengers and businesses by providing greater choice while creating good jobs for Canadians and growing our economy.
  42. SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will host an event in Sault Ste. Marie to highlight federal budget investments in an affordable economy. He will be joined by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Sault St. Marie, Terry Sheehan.
  43. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, was in Oshawa, Ontario, to highlight Budget 2023’s investments to strengthen public health care
  44. 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.
  45. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, was in Scarborough to highlight Budget 2023’s investments in making life more affordable.
  46. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will host an event to highlight federal budget investments in an affordable economy.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.