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 …

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Investing in Kenora Airport

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Kenora – Local airports play a crucial role in Canada, connecting communities from coast to coast to coast while also ensuring they continue to have access to essential air services like air ambulance, resupply, and forest fire response. Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, announced that the Government of Canada is providing the Kenora Airport with more than $8.8 million in …

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Providing assistance to Atlantic Canada for Hurricane Fiona

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Ottawa – Hurricane Fiona has caused significant damage across Atlantic Canada and Eastern Quebec, and the Government of Canada is working with partners from all orders of government, and across federal departments and agencies, to support recovery and clean-up efforts. In recognition of the significant and immediate challenges to individuals, communities, and critical infrastructure, Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s …

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Reducing wait times at airports across Canada

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Ottawa   – The Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, the Minister of Public Safety, Marco Mendicino, and the Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, Randy Boissonnault, issued this update today on the continued action and progress being made by the Government of Canada and industry partners to reduce traveller wait times and delays …