Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced appointments and reappointment 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.
The Government of Canada condemns the Russian regime’s senseless war of aggression and will continue to take action to stand with Ukraine. That’s why, the Government is committed in doing whatever it can to support the people of Ukraine as they rebuild their country and their transportation system.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement on a report published by the Office of the Auditor General on the Government of Canada’s efforts related to accessibility in transportation.
Indigenous Peoples have had fundamental ties with Canada’s oceans and waterways for generations. Indigenous Knowledge and expertise are critical to protecting our coastal waters now and into the future.
With more vessels and goods being transported on Canadian waters than ever before, investing in a strong, diverse, and skilled marine workforce along our coasts is critically important. That’s why, through Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is providing underrepresented groups with new training opportunities to strengthen Canada’s world-class marine safety system.
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Member of Parliament for Surrey Centre, Randeep Sarai, the Member of Parliament for Surrey-Newton, Sukh Dhaliwal, and the CEO of Global Agriculture Trans-Loading Inc., Johnny Sangha, will make a funding announcement to strengthen our supply chain in Surrey, British Columbia.
An efficient and reliable transportation system is essential to making life more affordable for Canadians and combat the rising cost of living. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains grow the economy and create good jobs for middle-class Canadians, while ensuring they are resilient and adaptive to the impacts of climate change.
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, the Dean of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Steve Perry, and a BCIT Graduate from the Bridge Watch Rating Program, Shandis Harrison, will make an important announcement related to Oceans Protection Plan funding in support of the Marine Training Program.