Canada Community-Building Fund announced for Quebec for next 10 years

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Quebec City — The governments of Canada and Quebec announce the signing of the Agreement for the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) for the 2024-2034 period. Under this agreement, Quebec will receive more than $2.8 billion in CCBF funding over the next five years, including $535 million for the 2024-2025 fiscal year, helping municipalities address local infrastructure priorities. Announced by Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and …

Canada announces new measures to protect S. Resident killer whales

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 Vancouver – Southern Resident killer whales are icons of Canada’s Pacific coast, and culturally significant to Indigenous Peoples and coastal communities in British Columbia. For the sixth consecutive year, the Government of Canada is implementing measures to protect these whales and restore their population. Minister of Natural Resources Canada, Jonathan Wilkinson, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, …

National Air Accessibility Summit

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Ottawa – The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Canada is barrier-free. This includes a fully accessible transportation system. This is vital to ensure that all Canadians, including those with disabilities, have equal opportunities to contribute and participate fully in society. Canadians with disabilities still face many barriers while travelling. The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, and Minister …

Advancing Canada’s supply chain agenda at  G7 Transport Ministers’ Meeting in Italy

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Milan – The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, wrapped up a successful trip at the G7 Transport Ministers’ Meeting in Milan, Italy, from April 11 to 13, 2024. Minister Rodriguez highlighted the importance that Canada places on increasing supply chain resiliency to build a stronger middle class in Canada and building a cleaner economy. He also took the opportunity to …

Protecting North Atlantic right whales

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Ottawa – Protecting and maintaining a rich and diverse marine ecosystem is critical to the health of Canada’s aquatic species and habitats. That is why the Government of Canada is once again implementing annual measures to safeguard the endangered North Atlantic right whale, protecting them from fishing gear entanglements and vessel strikes—the biggest threats to their survival. Today, the Minister of …

Sandspit Airport renamed to K’il Kun Xidgwangs Daanaay

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Haida Gwaii – The restoration of Indigenous names is important to strengthening Indigenous languages and culture in Canada. The Government of Canada is committed to continuing to work with First Nations, Inuit, and Metis on concrete actions that will strengthen Indigenous histories, languages, and cultures that span our coasts. Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, …

Increasing capacity at Port of Thunder Bay

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Ottawa – Goods by Canadian producers travel long distances to reach global markets and consumers. That’s why stronger and more resilient supply chains increase economic security for all Canadians. The Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River, Ontario, Marcus Powlowski, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced an investment of up to $6.7 million for two projects …

Canada partners with Inuit firm to enhance marine safety in Arctic

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Iqaluit, Nunavut – The Arctic Ocean within Inuit Nunangat is a unique and challenging environment. Ensuring these waters are safe for Northerners and mariners is crucial. This is why the Government of Canada continues to make significant investments to improve marine safety across the North and the Arctic. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is pleased to announce that the Canadian Hydrographic Service …

Canada invests in 7,700 world-class researchers, projects 

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Funding supports groundbreaking research in key branches of science, engineering and humanities Montréal – Canada’s world-class researchers and institutions play a critical role in finding solutions to major challenges and advancing a resilient and sustainable future. Investments in talent, trainees, institutions and infrastructure drive innovation and help create a better future for all Canadians and people around the world. Pablo …

Rail safety investments in GTA, Hamilton, other regions in Ontario announced

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Markham – Investing in improving railway safety is important to ensure Canadians benefit from the safest railway systems. The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Markham—Unionville, Paul Chiang, announced an investment of over $13.5 million to support 112 projects in the Greater Toronto and …