Consultations

Public consultation activities are undertaken regularly across the department on a range of transportation-related issues that affect Canadians on a daily basis. Your participation and comments help us develop better and more effective policies and programs for Canadians.

We invite you to visit this site regularly to learn more about our consultation activities and how you can get involved.

Let's Talk Navigation Protection Program – Proposed Aquaculture Site Marking Requirements

The Navigation Protection Program (NPP) wants to establish a national approach to the marking requirements for aquaculture sites. Let’s Talk Navigation Protection Program - Proposed Aquaculture Site Marking Requirements.

Vulnerable Road Users and Heavy Vehicles Safety Measures

The safety of cyclists and pedestrians when they share the road with heavy vehicles remains an on-going challenge. To specifically address this safety concern, a task force was assembled to examine safety measures, also known as countermeasures, to help protect vulnerable road users (VRUs). This task force is led by a Steering Committee, co-chaired by Alberta Transportation and Transport Canada, with representatives from provincial/territorial authorities.

The Vulnerable Road Users Steering Committee is consulting on the Summary Report regarding the interaction between pedestrian/cyclists and heavy vehicles. Share your views on Let’s Talk Vulnerable Road Users and Heavy Vehicles Safety Measures.

Car Seats on Planes

Transport Canada is conducting a review to consider the risks and benefits of making Child Restraint Systems (CRS), such as car seats, mandatory on board commercial flights for children under 2 years old. Share your views on Let’s Talk Car Seats on Planes.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Client Identification Database

Transport Canada is conducting preliminary consultations on the transportation of dangerous goods. Share your views on Let’s talk Transportation of Dangerous Goods in Canada.

Minimum Noise Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Transport Canada is conducting preliminary consultations on amending the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations to address minimum noise requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Oceans Protection Plan - Understanding the Effects of Marine Vessel Activity on Coastal Environments

The Government of Canada is working with Indigenous peoples, local stakeholders and coastal communities to better understand the effects of marine vessel activity on coastal environments. Share your views on Understanding the Effects of Marine Vessel Activity on Coastal Environments.

Oceans Protection Plan - Pilotage Act Review

On May 31, 2017, the Government of Canada announced it had selected Marc Grégoire to Chair the Review of the Pilotage Act. The Review will work to update the legislative and regulatory framework for delivering pilotage services into the future.

We would like to hear your ideas for updating the Pilotage Act.

Review of the St. Lawrence Seaway

Transport Canada will conduct a review to examine further opportunities for increased economic and commercial development, the waterway’s competitiveness and sustainability, and the Seaway’s governance structure.

We would like to hear your thoughts on the review’s main themes, which are outlined in the discussion paper.

Engagement opportunity: marine safety and security regulations

This is an opportunity to attend meetings of the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) and share your views on marine safety and security.

Marine Transportation in Canada

The Government of Canada is developing a long-term agenda for marine transportation in Canada. The online engagement period is now closed. Thank you for your input and ideas.

The Future of Transportation in Canada: Developing a Long-term Agenda for Transportation

On April 27, 2016, the Minister of Transport launched an engagement process with Canadians, stakeholders, and provinces and territories, which took place between spring and fall 2016, in order to hear views and discuss ideas to help inform the development of a long-term agenda for transportation in Canada.

International Bridges and Tunnels Act

The public comment period for the Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project in Windsor, Ontario is now closed. http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/page-653.html

Rail Safety

Transport Canada is conducting preliminary consultations on proposed amendments to the Railway Safety Management System Regulations, 2015.

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