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Government of Canada supports design of the world’s first low-noise and low-emissions tanker to protect oceans health

| Transport Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada recognizes that marine species, including the Southern Resident killer whale, are impacted by underwater vessel noise. Acoustic disturbances can reduce their ability to find prey, effectively navigate, and communicate with each other, while also creating stress. The Government is taking action, through the Quiet Vessel Initiative, to reduce underwater noise, protect the marine environment and foster the development of new technology, quiet vessel designs, and operational practices to reduce underwater noise.

Government of Canada invests in research about climate change and transportation infrastructure in the Northwest Territories

| Transport Canada | news releases

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.

Government of Canada investing in safety at the Trail Regional Airport

| Transport Canada | news releases

Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to travelling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, we rely on our local airports to support and sustain vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue and forest fire response.

New legislation protects Canadians’ right to navigate on their waters: The Canadian Navigable Waters Act takes effect today

| Transport Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced that the Canadian Navigable Waters Act and the Major Works Order come into effect. The new legislation restores lost protections on all navigable waters in Canada so that Canadians can continue to enjoy the right to navigate their boats (whether they are motorized boats, canoes or kayaks) through the extensive network of waterways across the country.

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