Actions focused under five themes
A national transportation system that supports economic growth, job creation, and Canada’s middle class.
1) The Traveller
Provide greater choice, better service, lower costs, and new rights for consumers
Transportation is the second biggest expenditure for Canadians: $202 billion in 2018.
- 156 million passengers in Canadian airports
- 4.75 million passengers on VIA Rail
- About 54 million passenger vehicles through Canada/United States border crossings
Establish an Air Travellers Passenger Rights Regime to better protect consumers
Change international ownership rules to increase competition and reduce fares in our domestic airline industry
Work with CATSA to ensure that travellers go through security faster, while maintaining the same high security standards
2) Safer Transportation
Build a safer, more secure transportation system that Canadians trust
Canada must continue to improve the safety of its transportation system.
- Total accidents decreased by 3.9%
- Total fatalities decreased by 2.1%
Speed up the review of the Railway Safety Act to further enhance railway safety standards
Introduce requirements for locomotive voice and video recorders to be used during accident investigations
3) Green and Innovative Transportation
Reduce air pollution and embrace new technologies to improve Canadians’ lives
Transportation accounts for 24.6% of air pollution.
Innovation helps reduce inefficiencies and increases safety and security.
Work with Provinces and Territories to reduce carbon pollution from the transport sector
Investments in electric car charging and low-emissions fueling stations
4) Waterways, Coasts and the North
Build world-leading marine corridors that are competitive, safe and environmentally sustainable, and enhance northern transportation infrastructure
- $251 billion: value of Canadian international marine trade
- Port of Vancouver: Canada’s busiest port with 147.1 million tonnes of freight
- Northern communities: most of them connected by only one mode of transportation
Introduce stronger environmental protection for our coasts
Put in place and enforce a moratorium on oil tanker traffic along the northern coast of British Columbia
Introduce a national plan to increase marine safety, emergency response and a closer partnership with coastal communities
5) Trade Corridors to Global Markets
Improve the performance of our transportation system to get products to markets and grow Canada’s economy
- $1,180 billion: Canada’s total international trade
- 63% of it with the United States
Invest $10.1 billion for transportation infrastructure to help eliminate bottlenecks and build more robust trade corridors