Wrecked, abandoned, and hazardous vessels, including small boats, pose environmental, economic, and safety hazards, and are a concern for coastal and inland water communities across Canada. The Government of Canada, through its Oceans Protection Plan, is taking action to deter this irresponsible practice.
Inuvik, Northwest Territories—Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, on behalf of Wally Schumann, Minister of Infrastructure, will make an announcement about climate change adaptation and northern transportation infrastructure.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and Chair of the Canada-United States Relations Cabinet Committee, today concluded a working visit to Washington, D.C., to take part in a series of events with American officials and discuss the new trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico and other trade matters.
The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for St. John's South — Mount Pearl, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today visited the La Ronge (Barber Field) Airport to highlight the recent completion of two safety improvement projects: the replacement of the airfield lighting control system and the construction of a sand storage shed.
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.
Abandoned boats are a problem for many communities across Canada. The Government of Canada, through its Oceans Protection Plan, is taking meaningful action to curb this irresponsible practice. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced the most recent applicants to receive funding under Transport Canada’s Abandoned Boats Program.
Climate change affects the North more than any other part of Canada and threatens the efficiency, safety and reliability of northern transportation. Making our northern transportation system more resilient to the effects of climate is important given the key role transportation plays in the region’s social and economic development.