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Minister of Transport announces Advance Contract Award Notice to acquire an interim replacement for the MV Holiday Island ferry

| Transport Canada | news releases

Last summer, the MV Holiday Island, one of two ferries that ensured service between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, was removed from service. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, joined by the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Sean Fraser, and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, announced the Government of Canada's intention to purchase the MV Fanafjord to replace the MV Holiday Island in the short-term until its successor is built and ready to enter service.


Minister of Transport announces new funding to improve and increase capacity for cargo destined for the North at the Ottawa International Airport

| Transport Canada | news releases

An efficient and reliable transportation system is essential to making life more affordable for Canadians and combatting the rising cost of living. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains grow the economy and create good, middle-class jobs for Canadians, while making them resilient and adaptable to the effects of climate change.


Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Ottawa South to make a new funding announcement to improve cargo capacity at the Ottawa International Airport

| Transport Canada | media advisories

Ottawa, Ontario – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, the Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, David J. McGuinty, and the President & CEO of Canadian North, Michael Rodyniuk, will make a new funding announcement related to supply chains and improving cargo capacity at the Ottawa International Airport.


Minister of Transport welcomes the appointment of the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of VIA HFR Inc.

| Transport Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to modernizing intercity passenger rail service in a way that will best meet the transportation needs of travellers, while creating jobs and economic growth. The High Frequency Rail (HFR) project will transform passenger travel in Canada through the creation of a faster, more frequent, accessible, and sustainable rail service from Québec City to Toronto.


Minister of Transport and the President and CEO of VAA to make a significant funding announcement to improve cargo capacity and support Canada’s supply chain at Vancouver International Airport

| Transport Canada | media advisories

Richmond, British Columbia – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Member of Parliament for Richmond Centre, Wilson Miao, and the Member of Parliament for Steveston—Richmond East, Parm Bains will make a significant funding announcement related to the supply chain and improving cargo capacity at Vancouver International Airport. They will be joined by the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Vancouver Airports Authority, Tamara Vrooman,


Responses to the High Frequency Rail Project Request for Qualifications

| Transport Canada | backgrounders

In February 2023, Public Services and Procurement Canada launched, on behalf of Transport Canada, a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process for the High Frequency Rail (HFR) project. This was a major step in the procurement process that consists of a series of milestones towards selecting a private developer partner who will work collaboratively with VIA HFR to design and develop the High Frequency Rail project.


Minister of Transport announces funding to improve cargo movement at the Port of Argentia

| Transport Canada | news releases

An efficient and reliable transportation system is essential to keeping communities connected and building an economy that works for all Canadians. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains remain strong and create good, middle-class jobs, while making them resilient and adaptable to the effects of climate change.


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