Omar Alghabra

Supporting Ottawa Airport infrastructure with new funding 

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Ottawa – The pandemic highlighted the important role Canada’s airports play in our country’s economy and in sustaining the social and economic well-being of our communities. As Canada’s air sector continues to recover, investments in airport infrastructure are crucial to ensuring that Canadian travellers have access to safe and reliable air transportation options. Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, announced new …

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Initiative to address climate change impacts on rail lines

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Ottawa – A resilient rail transportation system is critical to strong supply chains and keeping those who live along rail lines safe. Recent events like the 2021 wildfires and floods have shown the impacts climate change and extreme weather events can have on communities and our transportation networks. We must continue to adapt and prepare for these impacts. This is …

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Minister of Transport introduces new bill to make supply chain stronger

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Ottawa – Canadians have experienced supply chain challenges firsthand and the impacts that come with them, like the rising cost of everyday products. More recently, existing supply chain issues were exacerbated by extreme climate events, changes in trade patterns, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This is why the Government of Canada is taking concrete action to strengthen our supply chain …

Trans Labrador Highway

Pre-feasibility study for road in northern Labrador

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Ottawa – 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. Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Elvis Loveless, made an important investment announcement. Through the National Trade Corridors Fund, Minister …

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Canada joining Zero-Emission Shipping Mission

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Ottawa – 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. Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, has announced the creation of a Canadian …

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Fund for Victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Tragedy

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Ottawa  – On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, claiming the lives of 157 people, including 18 Canadians and many others with ties to Canada. The Government of Canada stands in solidarity with their families and loved ones who continue to live with a profound sense of loss and suffering. We continue to keep …

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Advancing procurement process for High Frequency Rail

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Ottawa  – High Frequency Rail will transform passenger rail service in Canada through the creation of a faster, more frequent, accessible, and sustainable rail service among the major centres of Québec City, Trois-Rivières, Montréal, Ottawa, Peterborough, and Toronto. Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, announced the next steps in the procurement process for High Frequency Rail (HFR) through an update to …

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4 airports in Nunavut to receive over $5.4 million

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Iqaluit – Northern communities across Canada depend on well-maintained airports to keep them connected. These airports also support essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response. Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, today announced that the Government of Canada is making important safety investments at local and regional airports in Nunavut. Through Transport Canada’s …

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Easing supply chain regulations to ship goods faster

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Winnipeg – The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need to streamline regulations across our supply chains to make it easier to ship goods to Canadians on time. Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, announced how the Government of Canada is implementing $17 million over five years through several new initiatives that streamline regulations and reduce bureaucracy across our supply chains. This commitment …

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Strengthening supply chain at ports

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Halifax – Canadian ports are an essential link in our supply chains to grow our economy, create good jobs for middle-class Canadians, and deliver affordable goods on time. It is a top priority for the Government of Canada to build the resilience, efficiency, and adaptability of Canada’s maritime supply chains to deal with the rising cost of living. Today, the …