Disclosure of Transfer Payments Under $5 million

General information

Name of transfer payment program

Grant to close grade crossings (Voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 3: A safe and secure transportation system

Program 3.3: Rail Safety

Sub-program 3.3.3: Rail Safety Awareness and Grade Crossing Improvement

Main objective

To encourage closing grade crossings on federally regulated railway lines where a safety hazard exists or to divert users to a nearby crossing that is safer.  The crossing must be on a line of a federally regulated railway and must have been in existence for at least three years.

Planned spending for 2016–17

$300,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2013–14

General targeted recipient groups

Persons

Municipalities and local organizations
(Road authorities)

Other - private parties, as defined in Section 4 of the Railway Safety Act

Name of transfer payment program

Grant to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness program (COSCAP) (Voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 3: A safe and secure transportation system

Program 3.1: Aviation Safety

Sub-program 3.1.1: Aviation Safety Regulatory Framework

Main objective

To enhance the safety of air transport operations in parts of the world that requires assistance. Projects under International Civil Aviation Organization’s Cooperative and Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness program involve cooperative agreements between defined groups of states with the goal of establishing a self-sustaining safety oversight system within those states.

Planned spending for 2016–17

$130,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2015–16

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations and foreign countries (International Civil Aviation Organization)

Name of transfer payment program

Road Safety Transfer Payment program (Voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 3: A safe and secure transportation system

Program 3.4: Motor Vehicle Safety

Sub-program 3.4.3: Motor Carrier Safety

Main objective

The purpose of the Road Safety Transfer Payment program is to provide federal co-funding in the form of contributions to the provinces, territories and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators to help establish a national regulatory framework for motor carrier safety.

Planned spending for 2016–17

$4,442,681

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2015–16

General targeted recipient groups

Provinces and Territories

Non-profit organizations (Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators)

Name of transfer payment program

Airports Operations and Maintenance Subsidy program (Voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1: An efficient transportation system

Program 1.3: Transportation Infrastructure

Sub-program1.3.1: Airport Infrastructure

Sub-sub-program 1.3.1.3: Small Aerodrome Support

Main objective

To assist designated airports in financing eligible operating deficits to ensure essential operations and maintenance are completed at those airports.

Planned spending for 2016–17

$1,600,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2014–15

General targeted recipient groups

Provinces and Territories (Natashquan, Quebec; Chevery, Quebec; Schefferville, Quebec; Kuujjuaq, Quebec)

Name of transfer payment program

Labrador Coastal Airstrips Restoration program (Voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1: An efficient transportation system

Program 1.3: Transportation Infrastructure

Sub-program 1.3.1: Airport Infrastructure

Sub-sub-program 1.3.1.3: Small Aerodrome Support

Main objective

The program fulfills the Government of Canada’s commitment under the 1982 Labrador Air/Marine Services Agreement with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador to restore the airstrips along the Labrador coast to ensure the operational capability of the airstrips is maintained at the level necessary to meet Transport Canada airport certification requirements. 

Planned spending for 2016–17

$1,000,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2007–08

General targeted recipient groups

Provinces and Territories (the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is the sole eligible recipient under 1982 Labrador Air/Marine Services Agreement)

Name of transfer payment program

Contribution in Support of Boating Safety (Voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 3: A safe and secure transportation system

Program 3.2: Marine Safety

Sub-program 3.2.2: Marine Safety Oversight

Main Objective

The goal of the Boating Safety Contribution program is to promote boating safety awareness and advance boating safety practices through education and outreach.  

Planned spending for 2016–17

$1,000,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2015–16

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organizations

Provinces and Territories

Municipalities and local organizations
(public safety organizations and enforcement Services)

Non-profit organizations
(Educational and Healthcare institutions)

Other: entities with facilities specializing in safety and medical research

Name of transfer payment program

Allowances to former employees of Newfoundland Railways, Steamships and Telecommunications Services transferred to Canadian National Railways (Voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1: An efficient transportation system

Program 1.3: Transportation Infrastructure

Sub-program 1.3.3: Surface and Multimodal Infrastructure

Sub-sub-program 1.3.3.1: Rail Passenger Stewardship and Support

Main objective

To make supplemental pension payments to former employees of Newfoundland Railways, Steamships and Telecommunications Services who transferred to Canadian National Railway following the union of Newfoundland with Canada. Transport Canada assumed responsibility for the portion of pension costs not payable by Canadian National Railway or the Government of Newfoundland for the transferred employees.

Planned spending for 2016–17

484,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Persons (Former employees of Newfoundland Railways, Steamships and Telecommunications Services (or their beneficiaries) who transferred to Canadian National Railway)

Name of transfer payment program

Transportation Association of Canada (Voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1: An efficient transportation system

Program 1.3: Transportation Infrastructure

Sub-program 1.3.3: Surface and Multimodal Infrastructure

Sub-sub-program 1.3.3.3: Highway and Other Transportation Infrastructure Support

Main objective

To contribute to improved roads, safety, environmental protection and a more efficient transportation system by identifying common interests; developing and harmonizing best practices among jurisdictions; and enhancing the knowledge base. This will result in better decisions and policies.

Planned spending for 2016–17

$419,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2012–13

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organizations (Transportation Association of Canada)

Name of transfer payment program

Contributions to the Railway Association of Canada for Operation Lifesaver (Voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 3: A safe and secure transportation system

Program 3.3: Rail Safety

Sub-program 3.3.3: Rail Safety Awareness and Grade Crossing Improvement

Main objective

The goal of the Operation Lifesaver Contribution program is to promote railway safety in Canada through education and awareness activities focused on railway crossings and trespassing on railway properties.

Planned spending for 2016–17

$300,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2013–14

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organization (Operation Lifesaver Canada)

Name of transfer payment program

Payments to other governments or international agencies for the operation and maintenance of airports, air navigation and airways facilities (Voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 3: A safe and secure transportation system

Program 3.1: Aviation Safety

Sub-program 3.1.1: Aviation Safety Regulatory Framework

Main objective

To enhance the safety of air transport operations by ensuring that funds are available to cover the operation and financing of facilities and services for the safety of international air traffic provided by Denmark and Iceland for civil aircraft flying across the North Atlantic.

Planned spending for 2016–17

$100,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2015–16

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations and foreign countries (International Civil Aviation Organization)

Name of transfer payment program

Canadian Transportation Research Forum’s Scholarship program (Voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1: An efficient transportation system

Program 1.1: Transportation Marketplace Framework

Sub-program 1.1.5: Transportation Analysis and Innovation

Main objective

The purpose of this contribution program is to provide funding assistance for scholarships awarded by the Canadian Transportation Research Forum in an effort to promote and encourage transportation research in Canada and support capacity building in the transportation sector.

Planned spending for 2016–17

$24,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2015–16

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organizations (Canadian Transportation Research Forum)

Name of transfer payment program

Outaouais Roads Agreement (Voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1: An efficient transportation system

Program 1.3: Transportation Infrastructure

Sub-program 1.3.3: Surface and Multimodal Infrastructure

Sub-sub-program 1.3.3.3: Highway and Other Transportation Infrastructure Support

Main objective

Contributions to the Government of Quebec for highway improvements made to enhance overall efficiency and promote safety while encouraging regional and industrial development and tourism in the National Capital Region.

Planned spending for 2016–17

$4,350,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2008–09

General targeted recipient groups

Provinces and Territories (The Government of Quebec is the sole eligible recipient under the Outaouais Road Agreement.)

Name of transfer payment program

Community Participation Funding Program (Voted)

End date

March 31, 2020

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 2: A clean transportation system

Program 2.2: Clean Water from Transportation

Main objective

The overall objective of this program is to encourage effective participation of Aboriginal and local communities as well as increase the capacity of those communities to engage and share their knowledge and expertise in the development and improvement of Canada’s marine transportation system, including area response planning activities.

Planned spending for 2016–17

$1,600,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organizations or individuals representing local communities; and Aboriginal groups or their representatives

Name of transfer payment program

Contribution Program for the Centre of Excellence for the Marine Transportation of Oil and Liquefied Natural Gas (Voted)

End date

March 31, 2018

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 2: A clean transportation system

Program 2.2: Clean Water from Transportation

Main objective

The objective of this program is to contribute to provide funding to the Centre of Excellence to support its establishment as a leading, independent source of information and best practices for the marine transportation of oil and liquefied natural gas commodities, and to promote and facilitate research that deliver the highest standards for the safe and sustainable shipping of Canada’s oil and liquefied natural gas.

Planned spending for 2016–17

$1,360,416

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping

Name of transfer payment program

Payments to the Canadian National (CN) Railway Company following the termination of the collection of tolls on the Victoria Bridge, Montreal and for rehabilitation work on the roadway portion of the Bridge (Statutory)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Payments to the Canadian National (CN) Railway Company in respect of the termination of the collection of tolls on the Victoria Bridge, Montreal and for rehabilitation work on the roadway portion of the Bridge (Vote 107, Appropriation Act No. 5, 1963, S.C., 1963, c. 42)

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1: An efficient transportation system

Program 1.3: Transportation Infrastructure

Sub-program 1.3.3: Surface and Multimodal Infrastructure

Sub-sub-program 1.3.3.2: Bridge Stewardship

Main objective

In 1963, an agreement was put in place with CN once tolls were no longer collected from owners or operators of vehicles using the bridge. The agreement has not affected, in any way, CN’s right of ownership of the bridge and the roadway facilities, nor has it affected CN’s power to regulate and control the vehicular traffic allowed to use the bridge. Since the effective date of the agreement, CN has continued to make the roadway facilities on the bridge available for public use in return for compensation received from Transport Canada towards the operation, maintenance and repairs of the roadway portion of the bridge and the approaches.

Planned spending for 2016–17

$3,300,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Industry-related (CN Railway)

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