Protecting the marine environment and all users of Canada's oceans and waterways is of paramount importance. The Government of Canada, under the Oceans Protection Plan, is making sure our coasts are protected in a modern and advanced way.
Climate change affects the North more than any other part of Canada and threatens the efficiency, safety and reliability of northern transportation. Making our northern transportation system more resilient to the effects of climate is important given the key role transportation plays in the region’s social and economic development.
Members of the media are invited to attend opening remarks by the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport at the Aviation Labour Shortage Forum, taking place at the Canadian War Museum on October 2, 2018.
The maritime sector plays a crucial role in the daily lives of Canadians. They rely on marine transportation to go about their everyday lives and to deliver many of the goods Canadians use every day. Given the marine industry’s critical importance to the economy, Canada continues to play an active leadership role internationally to ensure the best possible conditions for safe and secure shipping that all Canadians benefit from.