Canada has over 9 million square kilometres of land, 891,000 square kilometres of fresh water and 3.4 billion square kilometres of ocean. (Source: Statistics Canada, 2005)
Every year, 30 million shipments of dangerous goods are moved by road, rail, water and air in Canada.
Transport Canada is committed to keeping Canada's air, marine, rail and road transportation systems among the safest in the world and worthy of public confidence. Broad areas of Transport Canada's safety activities include the following:
- Civil Aviation
- Marine safety
- Rail safety
- Motor Vehicle Safety
- Emergency preparedness and response
- Transportation of dangerous goods
For example, Transport Canada conducts research on how accidents happen and:
- helps organizations develop and use safety management systems to identify and minimize the possibility of accidents; and
- devotes resources to help prevent accidents in areas where they are most likely to occur.
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