Transport Canada on Nov. 3 announced the launch of new registration requirements and a new Client Identification Database to reduce risks associated with dangerous goods.
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Montreal Port Authority (MPA) President and CEO Martin Imbleau has been appointed as CEO of VIA HFR – VIA TGF Inc. (VIA HFR), effective Sept. 8, following a national and international search carried out by VIA HFR’s Board of Directors.
The government of Canada announced a new rail safety funding program called the Program to Enhance Rail Safety Engagement to “encourage Indigenous and local communities to participate in rail safety initiatives in Canada,” as well as a Call for Proposals for the program, with up to $1.6 million in funding, open now until February 16, 2023, Transport Canada reported Dec. 15.
Ten days of paid sick leave (medical leave with pay) is “now a reality in all federally regulated private sector workplaces,” railroads among them, the Government of Canada announced on Dec. 1.
The government of Canada will invest nearly C$5 million in funding under the National Trade Corridors National Trade Corridors Fund for the Building Capacity in Canada’s Steel Supply Chain project, Transport Canada announced on Nov. 9. The approximately $10 million project, which will be undertaken by the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA), will “relieve supply chain congestion at the Port of Hamilton.”
The government of Canada intends to launch the C$136 million Advancing Industry-Driven Digitalization of Canada’s Supply Chain initiative to “improve the efficiency and resiliency of Canada’s supply chain,” Transport Canada announced on Oct. 14.
Transport Canada announced on Oct. 6 that Minister Omar Alghabra is reviewing “with great interest” the recently released National Supply Chain Task Force’s final report, which focuses on “areas of action, collaboration and transformation” and will aid in the creation of a National Supply Chain Strategy for the country.
Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra on Sept. 28 met with the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, the Ambassador of Ukraine and officials from the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) during the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 41st Assembly to “identify areas of collaborative rail assistance to Ukraine.”
Manitoba Premier and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface–Saint Vital Heather Stefanson, and Minister for PrairiesCan, Minister of Northern Affairs and Minister for CanNor Daniel Vandal announced on Aug. 3 a joint
Amtrak construction crews begin work to reactivate five Gulf Coast stations, with a groundbreaking event in Bay St. Louis, Miss. Also, NJ Transit and federal and state officials break ground on new