Ballast water is an important part of vessel safety. However, it can accidentally introduce and spread invasive aquatic species when released into Canadian waters, which can have negative environmental and economic impacts. Through Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is ensuring the safe movement and navigation of large and small vessels while limiting risks to our marine ecosystems.
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and Member of Parliament for Windsor–Tecumseh, Irek Kusmierczyk, will make an important announcement on ballast water in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River regions.
Canadians have been clear that they want clean air, an efficient transportation system, and an economy that works for everyone and creates good middle class jobs. High Frequency Rail will do just that. In addition to reducing pollution, it will provide better and faster service between the major centres of Québec City, Trois-Rivières, Montréal, Ottawa, Peterborough and Toronto. As Canada’s largest infrastructure project, it will also create jobs for the next decade.
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Annie Koutrakis, will make an announcement on the next steps in the High Frequency Rail project. The Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from VIA Rail, Martin R. Landry will also be present.
The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that our supply chains are efficient and reliable to help create even more good middle-class jobs and help build an economy that works for everyone, as well as to ensure that Canadians have timely access to affordable goods. To achieve this, digitalization plays an important role in improving the efficiency of our supply chains.
A strong supply chain is a priority for the Government of Canada to make life more affordable for Canadians. The government is therefore committed to ensuring that our supply chains are efficient and reliable to support Canada's economic growth, create good jobs, while ensuring they are resilient and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East–Stoney Creek, Chad Collins, the Mayor of the City of Hamilton, Her Worship Andrea Horwath, and the Vice President and Head of the Vantage Airport Group Canadian Network, Cathie Puckering, will make an important funding announcement at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.
Since the early 1980s, Canada's astronauts have advanced science and technology and inspired Canadians. Nine extraordinary Canadian Space Agency astronauts have flown to space 17 times. Expanding Canadian space launch capability will bring economic opportunity for the Canadian space sector, not only in urban centres but also in regions, encourage innovation and research, support national security, and create good jobs for Canadians.