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Transport Canada is responsible for transportation policies and programs. We promote safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible transportation.
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Minister Garneau presents his strategy for the future of transportation in Canada: Transportation 20302016-11-03 - News Release
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, is delivering on his commitment to create a safe, secure, green, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the well-being of Canadians and their families.
Highway 104 Twinning Project Officially Opens2016-10-22 - News Release
The Honourable Randy Delorey, Nova Scotia Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Goff MacLellan, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure renewal and Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, today officially opened the Highway 104 twinning project to traffic.
- Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs)
- New Building Canada plan
- New Bridge for the St Lawrence
- Vehicle recalls
- Child car seats
- Report marine emergencies and concerns
- Navigation by region
- Importing a vehicle into Canada
- Decisions of the Canadian Transportation Agency
- Transportation safety investigations
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Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) include model aircraft and remotely piloted aircraft systems, which are also known as drones. More and more people are operating such aircraft for work or pleasure. Anyone who flies an unmanned air vehicle must comply with legislated safety requirements.
The Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) are the result of the consolidation of the Air Regulations and Air Navigation Orders. These revised and updated regulations and standards cover every aspect of civil aviation in Canada, including airline operations, flight crew licensing and aircraft maintenance.
Parents and other caregivers need to stay up-to-date with the latest information on child car seats and booster seats, in order to keep their children as safe as possible while on the road.
Prior to importing into Canada a vehicle purchased abroad or returning to Canada with a vehicle modified outside the country, the owner must ensure that the vehicle qualifies for importation re-entry into Canada.
The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations require all operators of pleasure boats fitted with any type of motor and used for recreational purposes to carry proof of competency.
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Laws and regulations
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations
- Canada Shipping Act, 2001
- Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations
- Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations
- Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual (TC AIM)
- Aviation Safety Letter
- Flight Test Guide - Private Pilot Licence - Aeroplane
- Grade Crossing Improvement Program (GCIP)
- Review of Canada's Marine Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Regime
- Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC)
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Flying an unmanned aircraft
More and more people are using unmanned aircraft for work or pleasure. Transport Canada regulates their use to keep the public and our airspace safe.
Rail Safety Improvement Program
The Rail Safety Improvement Program (RSIP) provides grant and contribution funding to improve rail safety and reduce injuries and fatalities related to rail transportation.
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