Following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process and after consultation with the Board of Directors of VIA Rail Canada Inc., the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announces the appointment of Mr. Mario Péloquin as the President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada Inc. for a term of five years, effective June 12, 2023.
More and more Canadians are opting for zero-emission vehicles and one of the ways to encourage these purchases is knowing that you will be able to charge your car on the road, especially for long distances. Given the number of Canadians and Americans crossing the border every day, people need to be sure they can get from point A to point B with their zero-emission vehicle. This certainty will help drive the adoption of more zero-emission vehicles, which will create good middle-class jobs, grow our economies, and reduce pollution on our roads.
Detroit, Michigan – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will be joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to announce the first Canada and United States Alternative Fuel Corridor that will make charging electric vehicles easier when driving between the two countries. The event will celebrate the continued collaboration between Canada and the U.S. to lead the world in creating good middle-class jobs, grow our economies, and reduce pollution on our roads.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced an Interim Order temporarily prohibiting navigation in specific areas of the Ottawa River due to flood conditions. The Interim Order is intended to ensure the safety of boaters and shoreline residents, to protect temporary infrastructure in place, to avoid damage to property, and to allow emergency responders to do their jobs. Navigation warnings were also issued on May 5, 2023.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced the launch of a new call for proposals under the Oceans Protection Plan’s Abandoned Boats Program, which invites Canadians to submit proposals for projects that support the assessment, removal, and disposal of abandoned and wrecked vessels in Canadian waters.
The Government of Canada recognizes that Southern Resident killer whales face imminent threats to their survival, and that protecting these iconic marine mammals requires comprehensive and immediate action.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced measures to protect Southern Resident killer whales on the west coast.
The air sector plays a crucial role in connecting Canadians across the country and to the world, and creates good, middle-class jobs to help build an economy that works for everyone. Protecting the rights of air passengers is a priority of the Government of Canada, and the government will continue to ensure that travellers’ rights are respected by airlines when air travel does not go according to plan.