From travelling to medical appointments, getting goods to market, distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and medical supplies, or delivering vaccines, Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local airports to support vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services, more so during this Covid-19 pandemic, including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response.
Iqaluit, NUNAVUT – The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities of Canada, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, will make an announcement about funding for the North. The Honourable David Akeeagok, Deputy Premier, Minister of Economic Development and Transportation, Government of Nunavut, PJ Akeeagok, President, Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and Natan Obed, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, will also make remarks.
The Government of Canada is committed to making railway operations as safe as possible for railway employees and for people living close to railway lines, which is why Transport Canada continues working with the railway industry to make necessary updates to rules, regulations and standards that improve the safety of Canada’s railway system.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced new funding to help the Vancouver International Airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport.
The Government of Canada supports infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs and boost economic growth. Enhancing the northern transportation system supports and promotes economic growth and social development, offers job opportunities, provides greater connectivity for Northerners, increases its resilience to a changing climate, and ensures it can adapt to innovative technologies.
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important funding announcement in support of airport recovery at the Vancouver International Airport. Minister Alghabra will be joined by the President and CEO of the Vancouver International Airport, Tamara Vrooman.
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will highlight the progress of the Calgary Airport Trail expansion project. He will be joined by the Mayor of Calgary, His Worship Naheed Nenshi, The Calgary Airport Authority’s Vice President of People, Risk and General Counsel, Carmelle Hunka, and the City of Calgary’s Director of Transportation Infrastructure, Kerensa Fromherz