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Government of Canada supports Ottawa International Airport with new funding for critical infrastructure projects

| Transport Canada | news releases

The pandemic highlighted the important role Canada’s airports play in our country’s economy and in sustaining the social and economic well-being of our communities. As Canada’s air sector continues to recover, investments in airport infrastructure are crucial to ensuring that Canadian travellers have access to safe and reliable air transportation options.


Minister of Transport and Ottawa International Airport Authority President and CEO to make an announcement about new funding for critical infrastructure projects

| Transport Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa International Airport Authority, Mr. Mark Laroche, and the Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, the Honourable David J. McGuinty, will announce new funding for important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport.


Minister of Transport leads Air Sector Recovery Summit with industry partners, labour associations and consumer rights groups

| Transport Canada | news releases

Ensuring that Canadians have access to safe, efficient and reliable air travel is a top priority for the Government of Canada. This past summer demonstrated how much work remains to be done to ensure a strong recovery of the sector and the ongoing need for collaboration between partners. It is only by continuing to improve that we can grow the industry and our economy, create good jobs for Canadians, and ensure reliable service for travellers.


Government of Canada launches a new initiative to address climate change impacts on rail lines

| Transport Canada | news releases

A resilient rail transportation system is critical to strong supply chains and keeping those who live along rail lines safe. Recent events like the 2021 wildfires and floods have shown the impacts climate change and extreme weather events can have on communities and our transportation networks. We must continue to adapt and prepare for these impacts. This is why the Government of Canada is taking important steps towards addressing climate change on railway infrastructure.


The Government of Canada, Gitga'at and Gitxaala Nations announce new guidelines to improve marine safety on the North Pacific Coast

| Transport Canada | news releases

The Gitga’at and Gitxaala Nations have occupied the lands and waters around their coastal communities of Hartley Bay and Kitkatla, on the North Pacific Coast of what is now called Canada, for millennia. Their use of the waterways to travel to and access fishing and marine harvesting areas is a key facet of their rich culture and history. That is why ensuring those activities can continue is essential to maintaining their cultural, social, and economic wellbeing. In that context, increased use of those waterways for commercial marine transportation, a mainstay of Canada’s economy, can present challenges.


The Government of Canada invests in marine emergency preparedness, response and partnerships as part of the next phase of the Oceans Protection Plan

| Transport Canada | news releases

With the longest coastline in the world, keeping our oceans safe and clean is a top priority for the Government of Canada. Since its launch in 2016, the Oceans Protection Plan—the largest investment ever made to protect our oceans and keep our coastlines clean—has led to over 50 initiatives and the completion of more than 300 projects to keep our waters safe and clean from coast-to-coast-to-coast.


Minister Duclos will make a funding announcement for critical infrastructure projects at the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport

| Transport Canada | media advisories

On behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Québec, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, will make an announcement about new funding for critical infrastructure projects to support the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. The Vice-President of Business Development and Technology of the airport, Mr. Marc-André Bédard, will also be present.


Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act: Minister of Transport introduces a new bill to make our supply chain stronger

| Transport Canada | news releases

Canadians have experienced supply chain challenges firsthand and the impacts that come with them, like the rising cost of everyday products. More recently, existing supply chain issues were exacerbated by extreme climate events, changes in trade patterns, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This is why the Government of Canada is taking concrete action to strengthen our supply chain and continue to build an economy that works for everyone.


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