On April 8, 2022, WestJet Airlines Ltd. and Sunwing Travel Group notified the Minister of Transport that WestJet proposes to acquire Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines. This notification was in accordance with the mergers and acquisitions provisions of the Canada Transportation Act.
The global COVID-19 pandemic, and Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, have disrupted supply chains across the world and have had a real impact on the daily lives of all Canadians. Building relationships with global leaders provides different perspectives and solutions to common problems leaders are facing across the world.
Transport Canada is continuously working with the railway industry to update rules, regulations and standards that improve the safety of Canada’s railway system and protect all Canadians who live and work along rail lines.
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 protective measures for Southern Resident killer whales on the West Coast.
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. The focus of our measures is on addressing the primary threats to Southern Resident killer whales: reduced prey availability and accessibility, acoustic and physical disturbance, and contaminants.
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.
Clean air, good jobs, and lower bills – Canadians have been clear about what they want. The Government of Canada is continuing to deliver on those priorities. Today, on Earth Day, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced additional details of key measures that will help Canadians make the switch to a zero-emission vehicle that cuts pollution and lowers everyday expenses.