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Route 8 Marysville Bypass nearing completion

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The new $120-million Route 8 Marysville Bypass will be officially open to the public at the end of August 2014.

MLA Pam Lynch, Fredericton MP Keith Ashfield, Tobique-Mactaquac MP Mike Allen, Minister Claude Williams, Tom McGinn, executive director of the NB Road Builders Association, Walter Brown, former Fredericton city councilor, and MLA Kirk MacDonald
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Investment at Port Metro Vancouver increases agricultural shipping capacity

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Transport Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary Jeff Watson,  joined by West Coast Reduction President and CEO Barry Glotman, Director of Technical and Environmental Services, Ken Ingram and Director of Sales and Marketing Rob Jones, at West Coast Reduction’s Port Metro Vancouver facilities on July 8, 2014.

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2014 Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum "Transport for a Changing World"

Minister Raitt at the Closed Ministerial Session at the Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum “Transport for a Changing World” on May 22, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany

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2014 Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum "Transport for a Changing World"

Minister Raitt with Carlos Almada Lopez, Undersecretary of Transportation, Mexico; Susan Kurland, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs of United States before the Closed Ministerial Session taking place during the 2014 Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum “Transport for a Changing World” on May 22, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany.

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2014 Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum "Transport for a Changing World"

Minister Raitt in discussion with Susan Kurland, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, United States, at the 2014 Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum “Transport for a Changing World” on May 22, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany.

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2014 Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum, "Transport for a Changing World"

Minister Raitt during the Panel Session "The Workforce for a New Transport Future" at the 2014 Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum, "Transport for a Changing World" on May 22, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany

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Minister Raitt at the Open Ministerial Session of the International Transport Forum, "Transport for a Changing World" on May 22, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany

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2014 Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum "Transport for a Changing World"

Minister Raitt (first row, fifth from the left) and other Transport Ministers at the 2014 Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum “Transport for a Changing World” on May 22, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany

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Minister Raitt and Henry Posner III, Chairman of Railroad Development Corporation

Minister Raitt and Henry Posner III, Chairman of Railroad Development Corporation speaking at the Ministers' Roundtable Competition in Rail Transport at the 2014 Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum “Transport for a Changing World” on May 21, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany

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Minister Raitt and the other participants of the Ministers' Roundtable Competition in Rail Transport on May 21, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany

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Minister Raitt speaking at the Opening Plenary panel "Transport for a Changing World: Thinking Beyond the Trends - Shaping Responses"

Minister Raitt speaking at the Opening Plenary panel "Transport for a Changing World: Thinking Beyond the Trends - Shaping Responses" at the 2014 Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum, "Transport for a Changing World" on May 21, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany

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Event to celebrate the completion of Ashcroft Terminal's Expansion

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May 21, 2014

Mayor Andy Anderson, Village of Ashcroft; MP Mark Strahl, Chilliwack–Fraser Canyon; Consul General Johannes Vervloed, Kingdom of the Netherlands; Dr. David Fung, Chairman & CEO ACDEG Group of Companies and member of the Board of Directors of CentrePort Canada Inc.; President & CEO Bob Landucci, Ashcroft Terminal

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Transport Canada takes action in response to TSB's initial Lac-Mégantic recommendations

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Minister Raitt speaking with key stakeholders about railsafety issues in Milton, Ontario.

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Appointment to the St. John’s Port Authority

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Transport Canada proposes new regulations to strengthen railway safety oversight

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Aviateurs et pilotes de brousse du Québec receives 2014 Aviation Safety Award

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National Aerial Surveillance Program

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February 3, 2014
Speaking notes for The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, to the Canadian Club of Ottawa

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Today marks the first time I am speaking at the Canadian Club as the Minister of Transport. I am pleased to be here today, among so many colleagues, stakeholders and friends, some who fall within the Transport portfolio. 

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Minister Raitt delivers her keynote speech at a Canadian Club of Ottawa luncheon in Ottawa on February 3, 2014.
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November 29, 2013
Local students give creative names to LRT tunnel road headers

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November 29, 2013
MP Weston and Minister Williams mark the completion of the Saint John Harbour Bridge rehabilitation project

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November 14, 2013
Minister Raitt highlights benefits of historic Canada-EU Trade Agreement to Ontario-Quebec maritime shipping and tourism industry

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November 14, 2013
Welsford bypass officially opens

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WELSFORD (GNB) – Federal, provincial and municipal representatives participated today in the official opening of the $63 million Route 7 Welsford bypass between Saint John and Fredericton.

Left to right: Fundy River Valley MLA Jim Parrott, Saint John MP Rodney Weston, Fredericton MP Keith Ashfield, Minister Rob Moore, Minister Claude Williams, Michael Likely, deputy mayor for Grand Bay Westfield, New Brunswick Southwest MP John Williamson.
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October 30, 2013
Minister Raitt discusses safe and efficient marine transportation at the 2013 World Maritime Day Observance Conference in New York

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OTTAWA – Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport spoke to participants at the 2013 World Maritime Day Observance Conference in New York about Canada’s commitment to safe, secure and sustainable marine practices. The event was hosted by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and the United States Coast Guard.

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October 25, 2013
Celebrating newly twinned lanes between Saskatoon and Prince Albert

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A major milestone to support Saskatchewan growth was reached today as the last section of twinned lanes on the busy Highway 11 corridor between Saskatoon and Prince Albert opened to traffic.

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October 11, 2013
Confederation Line tunnel construction begins

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Ottawa – Royal Galipeau, MP for Ottawa–Orléans and Bob Chiarelli, MPP for Ottawa West–Nepean joined Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and city councillors to mark the commencement of tunnel construction for the Confederation Line Light Rail Transit system, a historic moment for the nation’s capital.

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September 26, 2013
Government of Canada invests in safety at St. Andrews Airport

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ST. ANDREWS, MANITOBA — James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk—Interlake, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced funding for an important safety improvement project at the St. Andrews Airport.

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August 28, 2013
New parking structure and station building at Erindale GO Station set to open next Tuesday

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MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO — The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and MP for Halton; Harinder Takhar, MPP for Mississauga—Erindale; and Bruce McCuaig, Metrolinx president and CEO, announced the upcoming opening of a new parking structure and station building at the Erindale GO Station. These new facilities will make it easier, safer and more convenient for commuters to take public transit.

From left to right: Gary McNeil, GO Transit President; Bob Dechert, MP for Missaussauga—Erindale and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice; Harinder Takhar, MPP for Missaussauga—Erindale; and Ron Starr, Mississauga Councillor cutting the ce
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September 22, 2013
Official inauguration of Highway 73/175 in the Laurentian Wildlife Reserve

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SAGUENAY—LAC-SAINT-JEAN, QUEBEC – Today in Saguenay, the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Canadian Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec; Sylvain Gaudreault, Minister of Transport and Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Use; Stéphane Bédard, Minister of Government Administration, President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean Region; and Alexandre Cloutier, Minister for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs, the Canadian Francophonie and Sovereignist Governance and Minister responsible for the Nord-du-Québec Region, officially inaugurated the new Highway 73/175 connecting Quebec City and the town of Saguenay over a distance of 174 km.

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September 11, 2013
RapidBus BC Construction Gets Underway on the Westside

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Kelowna – Construction for the expansion of RapidBus to the Westside started today, with service beginning in summer 2014.

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September 4, 2013
Harper government and Port Metro Vancouver announce funding for new marine container examination facilities

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TSAWWASSEN, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, along with the Honourable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced infrastructure investments that will strengthen the border, improve marine container inspection capacity, and improve efficiency at Port Metro Vancouver (PMV).

From left to right: Minister Fast, Chief Bryce Williams, Minister Findlay, Mrs. Roslyn MacVicar (Regional Director General (RDG) for Canada Border Services Agency) and Mr. Robin Silvester (President and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver)
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September 5, 2013
Minister Raitt salutes the efforts of the organizers of Steam-Era

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OTTAWA — The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, took part in the 53rd annual Steam-Era Show in Milton, Ontario over the Labour Day weekend.

Riding along with the Minister are Sherry Collings and Roger Sales. The vehicle they are riding on is a 1915 Sawyer Massey Steam Traction Engine, which belongs to Judi Fischer of the Ontario Steam Heritage Museum.
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August 22, 2013
Government of Canada invests in safety at West Kootenay Regional Airport

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CASTLEGAR, BRITISH COLUMBIA — The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced more than $630,000 in funding for three safety improvement projects at the West Kootenay Regional Airport.

Hon. John Duncan announces Airports Capital Assistance Program Funding for the West Kootenay Regional Airport.
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Hon. John Duncan (second from left), with Lawrence Chernoff, Mayor of the City of Castlegar (third from left), and municipal and airport officials following funding announcement at the West Kootenay Regional Airport.
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August 19, 2013
Minister Raitt stresses importance of ports in the Canadian transportation system and economy in speech to the Association of Canadian Port Authorities

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NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA — The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today spoke of the important role played by ports in the economic well-being of Canadians in a speech to the 55th annual general meeting and conference of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, hosted by the Nanaimo Port Authority.

Minister Lisa Raitt with the new board Of directors of the Oshawa Port Authority and its CEO, Donna Taylor: (from left to right) Chris Kluczewski, Norm Mackie, Minister Raitt, Ms. Taylor, Gary Valcour, Bruce McArthur and Joe Allison.
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(From left to right) Minister Raitt, U.S. Consul General, Anne Callaghan, and ACPA Executive Director, Wendy Zatylny.
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August 14, 2013
Government of Canada invests in safety at Lethbridge Airport

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LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA — Jim Hillyer, Member of Parliament for Lethbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced funding for an important safety improvement project at the Lethbridge Airport.

Member of Parliament for Lethbridge Jim Hillyer announces Airports Capital Assistance Program funding for the Lethbridge Airport.
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Member of Parliament for Lethbridge Jim Hillyer with Lethbridge County Reeve Lorne Hickey, Manager Dennis Shigematsu and County and Airport officials following funding announcement at Lethbridge Airport.
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August 12, 2013
Evergreen Line project construction takes shape: first column in place

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COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Evergreen Line project is beginning to take shape, with the first guideway column for the upcoming Metro Vancouver rapid transit line in place.

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August 9, 2013
Transport Minister announces support to Baddeck Lions Club shuttle boat to Kidston Island

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BADDECK, NS - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced that Transport Canada has accepted the Baddeck Lions Club procedures for operating its shuttle boat service between Baddeck, Nova Scotia and Kidston Island, a popular swimming and picnicking area on Bras d'Or Lake.

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt joined by Keith Bain, MLA Victoria–The Lakes, Baddeck Lions Club members and Kidston Island swim instructors
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July 19, 2013
China Eastern Airlines announces doubling of daily YVR-Shanghai Service

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Richmond, B.C. -- China Eastern Airlines and Vancouver Airport Authority today marked the airline’s service increase from one to two daily flights connecting Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). Beginning July 20, 2013, China Eastern’s expanded service will provide more options for passengers and greater opportunities for trade and economic growth, both here in British Columbia and in Shanghai, China’s economic epicentre.

China Eastern flight crew, Margaret Meng, China Eastern Airlines Canada GM, Consul General Fei Liu, the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister Wong, Member of Parliament for Richmond, British Columbia, and Minister of State for Seniors, Craig Richmond, President
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July 11, 2013
Government of Canada invests in safety at Greater Sudbury Airport

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SUDBURY, ONTARIO — Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing—Timiskaming, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced more than $3 million in funding for two safety improvement projects at the Greater Sudbury Airport.

MP Jay Aspin announces funding to the Greater Sudbury Airport with (L to R) Dr. Bish Bora, Chair, Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation (SACDC); MP Jay Aspin; Bob Johnston, CEO, Greater Sudbury Airport; Scott Lund, Vice-Chair, SACDC; and Richa
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July 5, 2013
South Fraser Perimeter Road grows B.C.’s economy and increases exports

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DELTA – The South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) is now 80 per cent complete and on-track to open in December 2013, announced Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament for Fleetwood – Port Kells, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and British Columbia Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. The new four-lane route will strengthen the economy by improving the safe and efficient movement of goods and people.

Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament for Fleetwood – Port Kells and British Columbia Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone announced that the South Fraser Perimeter Road is now 80 per cent complete and on-track to open in December 2013.
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July 3, 2013
Harper Government announces funding for short-sea shipping project in Nanaimo, British Columbia

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OTTAWA — The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Dr. James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo—Alberni, and Mr. Robert Bennie, Chair of Nanaimo Port Authority, today announced funding for a short-sea shipping project in British Columbia, further bolstering Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative (APGCI).

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July 3, 2013
Harper Government announces funding for short-sea shipping feasibility study in Port Alberni, British Columbia

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OTTAWA — The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Dr. James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo—Alberni, and Don Ferster, Chair of the Board, Port Alberni Port Authority, today announced funding for a Container Trans-Shipment and Short-Sea Shipping Feasibility Study in British Columbia.

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June 26, 2013
Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia invest in safety

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HALIFAX — The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister for National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, on behalf of the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Minister for the Atlantic Gateway and Regional Minister for New Brunswick, along with the Honourable Graham Steele, Nova Scotia Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism, today announced joint funding for the deployment of an inshore weather buoy at Herring Cove. The data transmitted from the buoy will be used to generate real time, high resolution weather and wave forecasting for the Halifax Port Authority that will help keep mariners safe. Data will also be used for education and scientific research.

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June 24, 2013
Harper Government highlights ways the Asia-Pacific Gateway is helping increase Canadian exports to fast-growing Asian markets

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VANCOUVER —Wai Young, Member of Parliament for Vancouver South and Co-Chair of the Canada-China Legislative Association, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, is undertaking a series of Asia-Pacific Gateway promotional events and meeting with key stakeholders that benefit from this key export facilitation initiative.

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June 21, 2013
Government of Canada invests in Wood Islands - Caribou ferry service

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CARIBOU, NOVA SCOTIA — The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, and the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue, Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Member of Parliament for Egmont, today announced an investment totaling close to $13 million in the Wood Islands, P.E.I. - Caribou, N.S. ferry service.

The Honourable Peter MacKay and the Honourable Gail Shea, accompanied by Mark MacDonald, CEO of Northumberland Ferries Ltd., today announced an investment totaling close to $13 million in the Wood Islands, P.E.I. - Caribou, N.S. ferry service.
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June 11, 2013
Responsible, balanced approach for the future of the Pickering Lands ends decades of uncertainty: Lands are being committed for an airport, economic development and a national urban park

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PICKERING, ONTARIO — A responsible, balanced approach was unveiled today by the Harper government for the development of the federally-owned Pickering Lands, which sets aside land for a future airport, some economic development and the creation of Rouge National Urban Park.

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Federal and provincial ministers participate in tree planting ceremony on Pickering Lands on June 13, 2013.
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May 16, 2013
Harper government invests in safety at Manitoba airports

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WINNIPEG — The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and Member of Parliament for Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia, today announced an investment of $666,819 for important safety improvements at the St. Andrews Airport, The Pas Airport, and the Thompson Regional Airport through the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).

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May 14, 2013
Harper government supports architectural quality in the design of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence

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MONTREAL — The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, announced today that the Government of Canada is working with the City of Montreal to ensure the new bridge for the St. Lawrence has architectural quality.

Minister Lebel and Élaine Ayotte, responsible for culture, heritage and design on the City of Montreal’s Executive Committee, announce that the Government of Canada and the City of Montreal are working together to ensure the new bridge for the St. Lawrenc
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May 15, 2013
Government of Canada practically doubles investment in boating safety

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MONTREAL — The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced more than $1.8 million in funding over the next three years for eleven boating safety awareness projects under Transport Canada’s Boating Safety Contribution Program (BSCP).

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May 13, 2013
New GO Transit bus storage and maintenance facility to be built in East Gwillimbury

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EAST GWILLIMBURY, ONTARIO — The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for York—Simcoe; Kevin Flynn, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Transportation; and Gary McNeil, GO Transit president, today marked the start of construction of a new GO bus storage and maintenance facility in East Gwillimbury.

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May 8, 2013
Canada continues to align air emissions measures with the United States

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HALIFAX — The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada is adopting strict environmental standards to reduce air emissions from ships navigating in Canadian waters.

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The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs along with Greg Wirtz, president, Cruise Lines
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April 29, 2013
Harper government launches Rail Safety Week with new funding for railway crossing improvements

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OTTAWA — The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport), today launched Rail Safety Week with a multi-million-dollar commitment to improve railway crossings.

The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport), launches Rail Safety Week with new funding for railway crossing improvements.
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April 16, 2013
Harper Government announces new software to enhance passenger privacy at airports

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OTTAWA — The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport), announced today that the Harper Government is deploying software on Canada's full body scanners (FBS) that will enhance passenger privacy at airports, while continuing to ensure the safety and security of Canadian air travellers.

Today, Minister Fletcher, joined by Angus Watt and Erin O'Gorman, announced that the Government of Canada is deploying software on Canada's full body scanners to enhance passenger privacy at airports.
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April 2, 2013
Harper government enhances efficiency of Emerson Border Crossing

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WINNIPEG — Candice Bergen, Member of Parliament for Portage—Lisgar, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced funding to improve infrastructure at the Emerson Border Crossing. This announcement follows through on commitments in the Beyond the Border Action Plan announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama in December 2011.

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April 2, 2013
Harper government enhances efficiency of North Portal Border Crossing

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REGINA —Tom Lukiwski, Member of Parliament for Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced funding to expand and modernize the North Portal Border Crossing. This announcement follows through on commitments in the Beyond the Border Action Plan announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama in December 2011.

Member of Parliament Tom Lukiwski, accompanied by Tia Daniels from Saskatchewan Trucking Association and Helen Finucane, from the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association, at the announcement of the North Portal Border Crossing in Regina.
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April 2, 2013
Harper government enhances efficiency of Lansdowne Border Crossing

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LANSDOWNE, ONTARIO — Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds—Grenville, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced funding to expand and improve the Lansdowne Border Crossing. This announcement follows through on commitments in the Beyond the Border Action Plan announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama in December 2011.

Member of Parliament Gord Brown with members of the Canada Border Services Agency at the announcement of border infrastructure improvements at Landsdowne, Ontario.
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Member of Parliament Gord Brown with members of the Canada Border Services Agency at the announcement of border infrastructure improvements at Landsdowne, Ontario.
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March 13, 2013
Next stage of tunnel construction underway for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension

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<p> VAUGHAN, ONTARIO — Today at the site of the future Highway 407 Station, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Halton; the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; the Honourable Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Transportation and Minister of Infrastructure; His Worship Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto; Bill Fisch, Chairman and CEO of The Regional Municipality of York; His Worship Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of the City of Vaughan and Karen Stintz, Toronto Transit Commission Chair together launched the next stage of tunnel construction for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE). </p>

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Halton at the launch of the next stage of tunnel construction for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE).
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From left to right: Glen Murray, Karen Stintz, Maurizio Bevilacqua, Kathleen Wynne, Lisa Raitt, Rob Ford and Bill Fisch.
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January 21, 2013
Halifax- Extended Runway Officially Opens at Halifax Stanfield, Ushers in "New Era in Air Service"

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From left to right: Mike Savage, Mayor, Halifax Regional Municipality; Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence; Hon. Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia; Tom Ruth, President & CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority, participate in ribbon cutting ceremony at the official extended runway opening.

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January 24, 2013
Harper government partners with Port Metro Vancouver to improve movement of exports through the Asia-Pacific Gateway to fast-growing Asian markets

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OTTAWA—Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Member of Parliament for Delta—Richmond East, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today announced that the Government of Canada is funding an important new project in Delta, B.C., which builds on its commitment to open new markets for Canadian exports and increase transportation and trade capacity through the Asia-Pacific Gateway.

MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay announces a new APGCI project on January 24, 2013.
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January 16, 2013
Charlottetown Airport expansion will provide economic boost

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CHARLOTTETOWN – The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue for Canada and the Honourable Robert Vessey, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal for Prince Edward Island were joined by David McKenna, Chairman of the Charlottetown Airport Authority to celebrate the grand opening of the expanded terminal facility at the Charlottetown Airport.

From left to right: Doug Newson, airport CEO, The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue for Canada, Robert Mitchell MLA for Charlottetown-Sherwood and David McKenna, chairman, airport board of directors.
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