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Transport Canada > Major issues

Major issues

Transport Canada plays an important role in many aspects of transportation. This page highlights some of the major issues we are addressing, and provides links to some important Government of Canada initiatives.

Advanced technology vehicle

Advanced Technology Vehicles Program - Assesses vehicles with advanced and alternate technologies to measure their impact on safety, energy efficiency and the environment.

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Enhancing transportation security - Browse through this site for more information on how Transport Canada is working with its partners to enhance transportation security in Canada.

Airport control tower

Airports Capital Assistance Program - A program to provide funding to eligible airports for projects related to safety, asset protection and reduction of operating costs.

Airport control tower

Airport rent policy - this announcement is expected to result in close to $8 billion in rent relief for Canada's airport authorities over the course of their existing leases as well as addressing the issue of inequity in the system.

Busy road system

Intelligent Transportation Systems - Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is a broad range of diverse technologies applied to transportation to make systems safer, more efficient, more reliable and more environmentally friendly, without necessarily having to physically alter existing infrastructure.

Helicopter in the air

Aviation War Risk Liability Program - The Government of Canada is providing a temporary indemnification for third-party aviation war risk liability for essential aviation service operators in Canada.

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Marine Security Contribution Program - A three-year, $115 million commitment from the Government of Canada to assist marine ports and facilities with their security enhancements.

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Office of Boating Safety - Administers several marine safety regulations and conducts public education programs to enhance safety in Canada's navigable waters.

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Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) Act Review - A full-time Secretariat has been established within Transport Canada to undertake the review of the provisions and the operation of the CATSA Act. The Secretariat will also have the responsibility of providing support to an Advisory Panel which was appointed by the Minister on November 23, 2005.

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Strategic Highway Infrastructure Program - Investing in Canada's highway infrastructure to provide a safer and more efficient highway system for all Canadians.

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Government of Canada initiatives

NCC Mandate Review

NCC Mandate Review - It has been more than 20 years since the National Capital Commission’s (NCC) mandate has been reviewed and the time has now come to assess the commission based on the immediate and future requirements of the National Capital Region and the needs of Canadians.

The Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative - Openning new trade routes

The Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative - The Government of Canada has launched the new Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative announcing concrete measures and long-term direction to strengthen Canada’s competitive position in international commerce.

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Budget 2006 - On May 2, 2006 the Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, presented the 2006 Federal Budget.

House of Commons

Reports to Parliament by the Auditor General of Canada - The Office of the Auditor General audits federal government activities and reports to Parliament with independent information to help hold the government accountable for its use of public funds.

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Canadian Rural Partnership - The Partnership is the key policy framework supporting federal rural policy efforts to date.

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Speech from the Throne - On April 4, 2006, the Governor General delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the First Session of the Thirty-Ninth Parliament of Canada.

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Federal Accountability Act and Action Plan - On April 11, 2006, the Government of Canada introduced the Federal Accountability Act and Action Plan, delivering on its commitment to make government more accountable.

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