The Government of Canada is committed to improving road safety in order to keep all Canadian road users safe. Commercial driver fatigue is a long-standing road safety issue, and that’s why the Government is taking new measures to address this issue.
HAMILTON, ONTARIO — The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will make a funding announcement for Hamilton International Airport.
Media are invited to attend an event where the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will announce a new measure to improve road safety and help reduce driver fatigue in the commercial driving industry.
The government is committed to supporting the Lac-Mégantic community and to continuing to work closely with both the City of Lac-Mégantic and the neighbouring municipalities of Frontenac and Nantes in order to complete the rail bypass project.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced the following appointments to the Prince Rupert Port Authority. The appointees come from diverse backgrounds, with experience in a number of fields, and are active members of their communities.
Ballast water, which is important for the safety and stability of vessels, can also introduce and spread aquatic invasive species like the zebra mussel in Canada. Generally irreversible, these invasions can harm plants and animals, contribute to algal blooms, degrade beaches, impair fisheries and disrupt infrastructure.
Due to improved navigational safety conditions and following consultations with local authorities and law enforcement, Minister Garneau has removed all remaining navigation restrictions that were implemented in flooded areas. The Ottawa River is now completely open to navigation.
The $2 billion National Trade Corridors Fund is one component of the $180 billion Investing in Canada Plan, the Government of Canada’s strategy for addressing long-term infrastructure needs in Canada and supporting middle-class growth and well-paying jobs.