Disclosure of Transfer Payments Under $5 million

Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 million

Name of TPP Program, Sub–Program and Sub–Sub–Program Main Objective End Date of TPP, if applicable Type of TP (G, C) Planned Spending for 2014–15 Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Grant for the Northern Transportation Adaptation Initiative

Contribution for the Northern Transportation Adaptation Initiative  
1.1
Transportation Marketplace Framework
1.1.5
Transportation Analysis and Innovation
To provide federal support to develop and implement new innovative technologies, advance knowledge, ensure capacity building, and enhance the resilience of existing and future northern transportation infrastructure to climate change. This will mitigate future maintenance costs and losses in economic productivity by maintaining the efficiency of the northern transportation system. It will also improve the resilience, responsiveness and adaptability of the system by incorporating climate change considerations into infrastructure design and maintenance activities and operations. March 31, 2016    

March 31, 2016
G    

C
200,000  

940,000  
Not applicable    
Not applicable
Provinces and Territories (including territorially–owned transportation entities)

Municipalities and local organizations (including municipally–owned transportation entities)

Non–profit organizations

Other – Aboriginal recipients and organizations
Grant to close grade crossings     3.3
Rail Safety
3.3.3
Rail Safety Awareness and Grade Crossing Improvement
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. Renewed in December 2013 G 300,000 2013–14 Persons

Municipalities and local organizations
(Road authorities)

Other – private parties, as defined in Section 4 of the Railway Safety Act
Grant to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness program (COSCAP) 3.1
Aviation Safety
3.1.1
Aviation Safety Regulatory Framework
To enhance the safety of air transport operations in parts of the world that requires assistance. Projects under International Civil Aviation Organization's Co–operative 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. No expiration date G 130,000 2010–11 International organizations and foreign countries
(International Civil Aviation Organization)
Road Safety Transfer Payment program   3.4
Motor Vehicle Safety
3.4.3
Motor Carrier Safety
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. No expiration date C 4,442,681 2011–12 Provinces and Territories

Non–profit organizations
(Canadian Council of Motor Transport
Administrators)
Airports Operations and Maintenance Subsidy program   1.3 Transportation Infrastructure
1.3.1
Airport Infrastructure
1.3.1.3
Small Aerodrome Support
To assist designated airports in financing eligible operating deficits to ensure essential operations and maintenance are completed at those airports. No expiration date C 1,600,000 2009–10 Provinces and Territories
(Natashquan, Quebec
Chevery, Quebec
Schefferville, Quebec
Kuujjuaq, Quebec
Contribution to provide short–term financial assistance for the costs of repairs, maintenance, rehabilitation and other related initiatives supporting the ongoing operations for the Port of Churchill 1.3 Transportation Infrastructure
1.3.3
Surface and Multimodal Infrastructure
1.3.3.3
Highway and Other Transportation Infrastructure Support
To provide short–term funding to the owner of the Port of Churchill for maintenance costs and other related initiatives supporting the ongoing operations of the Port during the transition to marketing freedom after the end of the Canadian Wheat Board.  March 31, 2015 C 1,000,000 Not applicable Industry–related
(owner of the Port of Churchill)
Labrador Coastal Airstrips Restoration program   1.3 Transportation Infrastructure
1.3.1
Airport Infrastructure
1.3.1.3
Small Aerodrome Support
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.  March 31, 2016 C 1,000,000 2007–08 Provinces and Territories
(Province of Newfoundland and Labrador)
Contribution in Support of Boating Safety   3.2
Marine Safety
3.2.2
Marine Safety Oversight
The goal of the Boating Safety Contribution program is to promote boating safety awareness and advance boating safety practices through education and outreach.   No expiration date C 975,000 2005–06 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
Allowances to former employees of Newfoundland Railways, Steamships and Telecommunications Services transferred to Canadian National Railways 1.3 Transportation Infrastructure
1.3.3
Surface and Multimodal Infrastructure
1.3.3.1
Rail Passenger Stewardship and Support
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. November 30, 2015 C 484,000 Not applicable Persons
(Former employees of Newfoundland Railways, Steamships and Telecommunications Services (or their beneficiaries) who transferred to Canadian National Railway)
Transportation Association of Canada   1.3 Transportation Infrastructure
1.3.3
Surface and Multimodal Infrastructure
1.3.3.3
Highway and Other Transportation Infrastructure Support
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. March 31, 2017 C 419,000 2012–13 Non–profit organizations
(Transportation Association of Canada)
Contributions to the Railway Association of Canada for Operation Lifesaver   3.3 Rail Safety
3.3.3 Rail Safety Awareness and Grade Crossing Improvement
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. No expiration date C 300,000 2013–14 Non–profit organization (Operation Lifesaver Canada)
Contribution to the Province of Prince Edward Island for policing services in respect of the Confederation Bridge   1.3 Transportation Infrastructure
1.3.3
Surface and Multimodal Infrastructure
1.3.3.2
Federal Bridge Stewardship
To extend Prince Edward Island's existing policing services to cover the Confederation Bridge. The primary objective is to provide essential policing services on the bridge to protect people, their health, the environment and property. The policing services provided under the Confederation Bridge Policing Services Agreement are in addition to those provided to the province under the Provincial Police Service Agreement. Due for renewal March 31, 2014 C 296,000 2007–08 Provinces and Territories
(Province of Prince Edward Island)
Payments to other governments or international agencies for the operation and maintenance of airports, air navigation and airways facilities 3.1 Aviation Safety
3.1.1 Aviation Safety Regulatory Framework
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. No expiration date C 100,000 2010–11 International organizations and foreign countries
(International Civil Aviation Organization)
Canadian Transportation Research Forum's Scholarship program   1.1
Transportation Marketplace Framework
1.1.5
Transportation Analysis and Innovation
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. March 31, 2017 C 24,000 Not applicable Non–profit organizations
(Canadian Transportation Research Forum)
(S) 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   1.3 Transportation Infrastructure
1.3.3
Surface and Multimodal Infrastructure
1.3.3.2
Federal Bridge Stewardship
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. No expiration date Legislative 3,300,000   Not applicable Industry–related
(Canadian National Railway)
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