Endangered whales such as the North Atlantic right whale deserve to live in a safe environment in Canadian waters. That is why the Government of Canada has introduced several measures to address the risks they face from both marine and fishing activity.
Whether for business or leisure travel, Canada’s regional airports play a key role in our transportation network, and are vital hubs for the region's business, health care sector and social services. Ensuring that airports are safe and well maintained is essential for the social and economic development of our regions.
Today, Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Burnaby North—Seymour, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced that the Government of Canada is investing more than $300,000 in two projects at the Port of Vancouver to strengthen its transportation system and better prepare for climate change and extreme weather events.
The quality of Canada’s transportation infrastructure and the efficiency of the country’s trade corridors are key to the success of Canadian companies in the global marketplace. The Government of Canada invests in infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs and support economic growth.
This notice is to inform all mariners about temporary vessel traffic restrictions during an expected increase in the number of people using the St. Clair River in an event known as the Port Huron Float Down on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced more than $600,000 in funding through the Indigenous and Local Communities Engagement and Partnership Program for two projects in Nunavut. This funding will build capacity in Indigenous organizations and allow for longer-term participation in engagement activities linked to Oceans Protection Plan initiatives or Canada’s marine safety system.
Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced that under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is providing $76.5 million over seven years to build two community harbours in Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay, Nunavut. This investment is part of the $190 million in infrastructure funding by the Government of Canada for communities in the Tallurutiup Imanga area.
The Government of Canada supports infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs and boost economic growth. Enhancing the northern transportation system supports and promotes economic growth and social development, offers job opportunities, ensures greater connectivity for Northerners, increases its resilience to a changing climate, and ensures that it can adapt to innovative technologies.