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Major improvements coming to the Coquihalla Highway

Jati Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon was joined today by B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone, to announce a major highway upgrade to the Coquihalla Highway that will provide additional safety for the commercial trucking industry

Building a Transportation Network to Support Economic Growth

Through a cost-shared funding agreement between the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Government of Canada, a tender has been called for rehabilitation of the Trans-Canada Highway between Route 340 at Lewisporte Junction to Route 360 at Bay D'Espoir Junction.

New legislation protects Canadian consumers from vehicle defects

The Government of Canada today introduced new legislation to increase Canada's powers to protect Canadians from vehicle defects

Government of Canada conducts train derailment exercise to improve collaboration and response capabilities

On March 12 and 13, 2016, Transport Canada and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency of the Department of National Defence (DND), will conduct Exercise Vulcan to improve Canada's response capabilities in the event of an incident involving a train carrying flammable liquids, such as crude oil

Tremblay Station construction on O-Train Confederation Line on track

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; John Fraser, Member of Provincial Parliament, Ottawa South, and Mayor Jim Watson visited the construction site for the future Tremblay Station, part of the O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, which showcases how progress on the O-Train Confederation Line LRT project remains on track and on time.

Strengthening Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway: new interchange will help grow exports and benefit the local economy

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport; the Honourable Brian Mason, Alberta Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Don Iveson, Mayor of the City of Edmonton, today marked the official completion of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (QEII) and 41 Avenue Southwest Intermodal Access project in Edmonton, Alberta.

Governments of Canada and Ontario mark completion of the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation, today toured the completed Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway.

Loonie's Buying Power Dwindles as Crude Oil Prices Fall

The value of the Canadian dollar continues to dwindle as crude oil prices tumble. At roughly $38 per barrel, oil prices are the lowest since 2009 and Canada's economy is suffering.
 
Canadian dollars are at their lowest value compared to United States currency since 2004. Right now, the loonie offers 74 cents of buying power for every American dollar. The development follows the wake of a Scotiabank announcement in November predicting the Canadian dollar would be worth less than 80 cents through 2017.
 

Government of Canada invests in Atlantic Gateway International Marketing Initiative

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an investment of up to $110,500 to the Halifax International Airport Authority to support the Altitudes East Air Access Forums in 2015 and 2017

Government of Canada invests in new Atlantic Gateway International Marketing Initiative

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an investment of up to $500,000 to the Cape Breton Regional Municipality to support its Port of Sydney Development Corporation Gateway Project.

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