Wrecked vessels can pose environmental, economic and safety hazards for communities across Canada. Canadians deserve to enjoy and navigate through safe waters, which is why the Government of Canada, through its Oceans Protection Plan, has been taking action to protect coastal and waterway communities from this problem.
Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, issued a new Interim Order expanding areas in which navigation is prohibited in specific areas of flooding in order to protect the safety of people and vessels, and to help first responders do their jobs in flooding conditions.
Protecting the marine environment and all users of Canada's oceans and waterways is of paramount importance. Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous peoples and in close collaboration with local stakeholders and coastal communities to protect Canada’s unique marine environment from coast to coast to coast.
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will announce funding for a pilot project to improve the availability of information on maritime activity.
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.
Rodger Cuzner, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will make an announcement concerning funding for a new project that will help support the training of the Canadian marine workforce.
Rodger Cuzner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will make an announcement concerning funding for safety improvements at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport.