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Minister Garneau launches a new call for proposals for abandoned boats projects through Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan

| Transport Canada | news releases

Through Transport Canada’s Abandoned Boats Program and Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Small Craft Harbours Abandoned and Wrecked Vessels Removal Program, the Government of Canada is helping to remove abandoned boats, educate boat owners about their responsibilities and support research into improving recycling options. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, launched the fifth call for proposals for assessment and removal projects to be funded through the Abandoned Boats Program under the Oceans Protection Plan. Up to $1.6 million is available this year to help assess, remove or dispose of abandoned and wrecked small boats that pose a hazard in Canadian waters. All projects must be completed by March 31, 2022.


Government of Canada announces three new pilot hosts to develop and test a maritime information system

| Transport Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced that three additional pilot partners along the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) Project marine shipping route are being added to the initiative. The Scianew First Nation, Malahat First Nation, and Tseycum First Nation, located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, will join 10 existing pilot project hosts across Canada.


Minister LeBouthillier to make an important announcement regarding passenger transportation services to the Îles-de-la-Madeleine

| Transport Canada | media advisories

On July 2, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, the Honourable Diane LeBouthillier, on behalf of Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, and Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honourable Anita Anand, will make an announcement regarding passenger transportation services to the community.


Minister Garneau announces reappointments in the transportation sector

| Transport Canada | news releases

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, today announced several reappointments in the transportation sector. The appointees come from diverse backgrounds, with experience in a number of fields, and are active members of their communities. They bring a wide array of knowledge and senior executive and corporate governance expertise to their transportation positions.


Temperature Screening for Air Travel

| Transport Canada | backgrounders

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented global crisis that is having a significant impact on all aspects of the Canadian transportation industry, travellers, and the economy.


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