Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to travelling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, we rely on our local airports to support and sustain vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue and forest fire response.
The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will make an announcement concerning funding for safety improvements at the Kamloops Airport.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced the reappointment of Lorraine Cunningham as the Chairperson of the Pacific Pilotage Authority for a term of eight months, commencing on October 4, 2019.
Air travel is essential to Canada's economic growth and prosperity. Expanding Canada’s air transportation networks allows airlines to provide Canadians, tourists and businesses with greater choice and connectivity.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, as well as the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and VIA Rail President and Chief Executive Officer, Cynthia Garneau and Canada Infrastructure Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, Pierre Lavallée, will make an announcement related to the advancement of VIA Rail’s proposal for High Frequency Rail in the Quebec City- Toronto Corridor.
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will make an announcement related to the advancement of VIA Rail’s proposal for High Frequency Rail in the Quebec City-Toronto Corridor.
The Government of Canada is conducting additional exploratory work over the next two years to advance VIA Rail Canada’s proposal for High Frequency Rail in the Quebec City-Toronto Corridor. This work is critical to informing the future options of the Government of Canada to deliver this important project.
A modernized passenger rail system with a dedicated track would significantly improve the movement of people in Canada’s most densely populated regions and busiest transportation corridor, from Quebec City to Toronto.