Minister Garneau launched roundtable series for Ports Modernization Review
“Ports are a critical part of Canada’s transportation network and trade corridors. They need to remain innovative and competitive in today’s dynamic environment. Collaboration with marine stakeholders and Canadians will help shape the future of Canada’s port system, so that it continues to support sustainable and inclusive growth.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
The 18 Canada Port Authorities were created in 1998 to operate on a commercial basis at arm’s-length from the federal government.
Canada Port Authorities handled about 60 per cent of Canada’s commercial cargo volume in 2017.
In November 2016, the Government of Canada announced the 1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan, the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways. This national strategy is creating a world-leading marine safety system that provides economic opportunities for Canadians today, while protecting our coastlines and clean water for generations to come.
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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