As Canada works towards recovery, investments in our airport infrastructure continue to be crucial to maintain safety, security, and connectivity for travellers, workers and communities. Government of Canada investments also help ensure Canada’s aviation industry is well positioned to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of International Development and the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, and the Mayor of Kelowna, his Worship Colin Basran will participate in a virtual news conference to announce new funding to support Kelowna International Airport.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Labour, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, and the President of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, Stephen Laskowski, issued the following statement:
Protecting vulnerable marine mammals is a priority for the Government of Canada. Marine mammals, including the Southern Resident killer whale, are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of underwater vessel noise. Furthermore, the Government of Canada recognizes that Southern Resident killer whales face imminent threats to their survival, and that saving these iconic marine mammals requires comprehensive and immediate action.
Mitigating the impacts of human activities, including underwater vessel noise, is vital to the protection and recovery of Canada’s endangered marine mammals. Protecting our marine environment also ensures that Canada’s oceans economy can continue to grow in a sustainable, environmentally responsible way.
Canada’s ports contribute to economic prosperity and job creation in the communities and regions they serve. Transferring local ports makes it possible to more fully develop their potential based on the needs of current users, develop new activities, and involve users and partners from the area in the management of these ports.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Health, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, and the Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, issued the following statement:
The Southern Resident killer whales is an endangered species that has deep cultural significance for Indigenous peoples and coastal communities in the Salish Sea area in southern British Columbia. This is why the Government of Canada is committed to taking continued and important action to support its survival and recovery.