Today, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, issued this statement on a report published by the Office of the Auditor General on the Government of Canada’s efforts related to the surveillance of Arctic waters.
Prince Rupert, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make a significant funding announcement about the Port of Prince Rupert, related to the Government of Canada’s work to strengthen Canada’s supply chain. Shaun Stevenson, President and CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority and Rob Booker, President and CEO of Trigon Pacific Terminals will also speak.
The last two years have underscored the crucial role regional airports play in supporting essential air services. By ensuring community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response, these airports contribute to keeping Canadians safe and connected from coast to coast to coast.
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced the recent conclusion of an expanded air transport agreement between Canada and India. The expanded agreement allows designated airlines to operate an unlimited number of flights between the two countries. The previous agreement limited each country to 35 flights per week.
The Government of Canada is committed to creating a faster, greener, more sustainable passenger rail service. The High Frequency Rail project, running from Toronto to Québec City, will deliver this commitment, by transforming passenger rail through the creation of a more frequent and sustainable rail service. The Government of Canada will also be exploring options to improve passenger rail frequencies, on-time performance, and to shorten travel times in Southwestern Ontario.
The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening Canada’s supply chains at Canadians ports. The 2022 Fall Economic Statement builds on investments to grow Canada’s economy and create the good middle class jobs that Canadians will count on for generations to come.
The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring greater connectivity for Northerners and strengthening trade corridors. This supports our supply chains, helps grow our economy, and creates good, middle-class jobs.
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East–Stoney Creek, Chad Collins, Member of Parliament for Hamilton Mountain, Lisa Hepfner, and the President and CEO of the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority, Ian Hamilton, will make an important funding announcement at the Port of Hamilton.
Shipping is vital to continue building an economy that works for everyone and creating good jobs for Canadians. The Government of Canada is also committed to taking concrete action to meet its climate goals and ensure that Canadians have an efficient and environmentally friendly shipping system.