Transport & Infrastructure

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued today this statement on the Lac-Mégantic bypass.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, is taking part in a one-week tour to Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. The last few years have underscored the crucial role airports play in supporting essential air services. By ensuring community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response, airports contribute to keeping Canadians safe and connected from coast to coast to coast.
  21. Canadians rely on a strong air sector to keep their communities connected and get them the essential goods they need on time. Expanding Canada’s existing air transport relationships allows airlines to introduce more flight options, giving passengers and businesses more choice.
  22. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced 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. They bring a wide array of knowledge and expertise to their transportation positions.
  23. The pandemic highlighted the important role Canada’s airports play in our country’s economy and in sustaining the social and economic well-being of our communities. As Canada’s air sector continues to recover, investments in airport infrastructure are crucial to ensuring that Canadian travellers have access to safe and reliable air transportation options.
  24. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa International Airport Authority, Mr. Mark Laroche, and the Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, the Honourable David J. McGuinty, will announce new funding for important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport.
  25. Ensuring that Canadians have access to safe, efficient and reliable air travel is a top priority for the Government of Canada. This past summer demonstrated how much work remains to be done to ensure a strong recovery of the sector and the ongoing need for collaboration between partners. It is only by continuing to improve that we can grow the industry and our economy, create good jobs for Canadians, and ensure reliable service for travellers.
  26. A resilient rail transportation system is critical to strong supply chains and keeping those who live along rail lines safe. Recent events like the 2021 wildfires and floods have shown the impacts climate change and extreme weather events can have on communities and our transportation networks. We must continue to adapt and prepare for these impacts. This is why the Government of Canada is taking important steps towards addressing climate change on railway infrastructure.
  27. The Gitga’at and Gitxaala Nations have occupied the lands and waters around their coastal communities of Hartley Bay and Kitkatla, on the North Pacific Coast of what is now called Canada, for millennia. Their use of the waterways to travel to and access fishing and marine harvesting areas is a key facet of their rich culture and history. That is why ensuring those activities can continue is essential to maintaining their cultural, social, and economic wellbeing. In that context, increased use of those waterways for commercial marine transportation, a mainstay of Canada’s economy, can present challenges.
  28. As Canada’s air sector continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, investments in our airport infrastructure are crucial to keeping travellers, workers, and communities safe.
  29. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra will make a significant funding announcement in Vancouver related to strengthening marine preparedness, response and partnerships during the next phase of the Oceans Protection Plan.
  30. On behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Québec, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, will make an announcement about new funding for critical infrastructure projects to support the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. The Vice-President of Business Development and Technology of the airport, Mr. Marc-André Bédard, will also be present.
  31. Canadians have experienced supply chain challenges firsthand and the impacts that come with them, like the rising cost of everyday products. More recently, existing supply chain issues were exacerbated by extreme climate events, changes in trade patterns, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This is why the Government of Canada is taking concrete action to strengthen our supply chain and continue to build an economy that works for everyone.
  32. Canada's ports connect people, services, and goods to the rest of the world, driving our economic growth and underpinning our supply chains.
  33. An efficient and resilient transportation supply chain is key to expanding Canada’s economic capacity and productivity. The proposed legislative amendments under the Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act aim to amend current legislation and modernize the way Canada’s marine and rail transportation systems operate and remove systemic barriers.
  34. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, is expected to table the Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act in the House of Commons shortly after 10:00 a.m. ET tomorrow.
  35. Today, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, issued this statement on a report published by the Office of the Auditor General on the Government of Canada’s efforts related to the surveillance of Arctic waters.
  36. Prince Rupert, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make a significant funding announcement about the Port of Prince Rupert, related to the Government of Canada’s work to strengthen Canada’s supply chain. Shaun Stevenson, President and CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority and Rob Booker, President and CEO of Trigon Pacific Terminals will also speak.
  37. The last two years have underscored the crucial role regional airports play in supporting essential air services. By ensuring community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response, these airports contribute to keeping Canadians safe and connected from coast to coast to coast.
  38. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will hold a news conference to make an important announcement about the Canada-India Air Transport Agreement.
  39. The Government of Canada is committed to creating a faster, greener, more sustainable passenger rail service. The High Frequency Rail project, running from Toronto to Québec City, will deliver this commitment, by transforming passenger rail through the creation of a more frequent and sustainable rail service. The Government of Canada will also be exploring options to improve passenger rail frequencies, on-time performance, and to shorten travel times in Southwestern Ontario.
  40. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring greater connectivity for Northerners and strengthening trade corridors. This supports our supply chains, helps grow our economy, and creates good, middle-class jobs.
  41. Shipping is vital to continue building an economy that works for everyone and creating good jobs for Canadians. The Government of Canada is also committed to taking concrete action to meet its climate goals and ensure that Canadians have an efficient and environmentally friendly shipping system.
  42. In the recent 2022 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada highlighted its plan to continue its sound stewardship of the economy and to be there for Canadians. To help families cope with increasing costs, like rising prices at the checkout counter, the government is delivering targeted support to the Canadians who need it the most.
  43. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will provide details on how the 2022 Fall Economic Statement will eliminate interest on federal student and apprentice loans.
  44. The Government of Canada is fully committed to the bypass project and the entire route that has been identified to permanently get trains out of downtown Lac-Mégantic. This is an important project for the community, the Government of Canada, and the families of the 47 victims of the tragedy. The Government of Canada is working with the Government of Quebec, the Town of Lac-Mégantic, and the municipalities of Frontenac and Nantes to complete this project that will benefit the community.
  45. 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 and suffering. We continue to keep those who were lost in our thoughts and in our hearts.
  46. Ensuring that all Canadians have access to safe, efficient and reliable air travel is a top priority for the Government of Canada. This past summer demonstrated how much work remains to be done to ensure a strong recovery of the sector and the continued need for collaboration between all partners. It is only by continuing this work that we can grow the industry and our economy, continue creating good jobs for Canadians and ensure reliable supply chains.
  47. The last two and a half years of the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of local and regional airports to keeping communities connected to essential services and to each other. That’s why the Government of Canada is committed to supporting airports from coast to coast to coast.
  48. The last two years have underscored the crucial role airports play in supporting essential air services. By ensuring community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response, airports contribute to keeping Canadians safe and connected from coast to coast to coast. Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local and regional airports to support vibrant communities.
  49. Local airports play a crucial role in Canada, connecting communities from coast to coast to coast while also ensuring they continue to have access to essential services like air ambulance, resupply, and forest fire response.
  50. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced that the Government of Canada is making important safety investments at local and regional airports in British Columbia.