Departments of the Government of Canada
Transport Canada is the department within the government of Canada which is responsible for developing regulations, policies and services of transportation in Canada. Lawrence Cannon, PC, MP (born December 6, 1947 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Canadian politician from Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A ministry is a specialised organisation responsible for a sector of Government Public administration, sometimes led by a minister, but usually a senior Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page This article is for the legal term For regulation of genes see Regulation of gene expression. A policy is a deliberate plan of action to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome(s Public services is a term usually used to mean services provided by Government to its Citizens, either directly (through the Public sector) or Canada is a developed country whose economy relies on the extraction and export of raw materials It should be noted that Transport Canada is not the same as NAV CANADA, which is the company that runs Canadian air traffic control. NAV CANADA is a privately run not-for-profit organization that operates Canada 's civil air navigation service (ANS and employs approximately 2000 air traffic controllers Generally a company is a form of Business organization. The precise definition varies Air traffic control ( ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct Aircraft on the ground and in the air
The Department of Transport was created in 1935 by the government of Mackenzie King in recognition of the changing transportation environment in Canada. William Lyon Mackenzie King PC OM CMG ( December 17, 1874 – July 22, 1950) was a Canadian It merged two historic departments the former Department of Railways and Canals and the Department of Marine under one dynamic minister Clarence Decatur Howe who would use the portfolio to rationalize the governance and provision of all forms of transportation (air, water and land). The Department of Railways and Canals is a former department of the Government of Canada. Clarence Decatur "C D" Howe PC ( 15 January 1886 – 31 December 1960) was a leading Canadian politician He created a National Harbours Board and Trans-Canada Airlines. The National Harbours Board was the administrative body that controlled the business and service operations in major Canadian ports in the years 1936 to 1983 and was also responsible for Trans-Canada Air Lines (also TCA in English and Air Canada in French was a Canadian Airline and operated as the country's flag carrier The Department of Transport Act came into force November 2, 1936. Events 1570 - A Tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland, killing more than 1000 Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Prior to a 1994 federal government reorganization, Transport Canada had a wide range of responsibilities including the Canadian Coast Guard, the St. Lawrence Seaway, airports and seaports, as well as VIA Rail and CN Rail. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) The Canadian Coast Guard ( CCG) ( Garde côtière canadienne ( GCC) is the Coast guard of Canada. The St Lawrence Seaway is the common name for a system of Canals that permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes VIA Rail Canada (also referred to as VIA Rail and VIA; ˈviːə 'vee-ah' is an independent Crown corporation offering intercity passenger rail Significant cuts to Transport Canada at that time resulted in CN Rail being privatized, the coast guard being transferred to Fisheries and Oceans and the seaway and various ports and airports being transferred to local operating authorities; Transport Canada emerged from this process as a fundamentally different organization focused on policy and regulation as opposed to transportation operation. Fisheries and Oceans Canada ( DFO) is the department within the government of Canada that is responsible for developing and implementing policies and programs
Perhaps, the biggest challenge for Transport Canada came in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. After the U. S. Federal Aviation Administration closed down U. The Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of S. airspace as a result of the terrorist attacks, Transport Canada shut down Canadian airspace, to take in U. S. -bound international flights, launching Operation Yellow Ribbon. Operation Yellow Ribbon is the name of the operation that Transport Canada created to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights following the September 11 attacks
The current Minister of Transport is the Honourable Lawrence Cannon. The Minister of Transport (Ministre des Transports is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for overseeing the federal government's Lawrence Cannon, PC, MP (born December 6, 1947 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Canadian politician from
The Registrar of Imported Vehicles is a private contractor to Transport Canada. All motor vehicles being imported into Canada must meet certain criteria set by the Government of Canada and administered by the Registrar of Imported Vehicles. The Registrar of Imported Vehicles does not have any process for appeals of their decisions, particularly relating the acceptability of documentation relating to "Recall Clearances". The RIV has in some instances decided to only accept certain documents for which vehicle manufacturers may or may not charge any fee they wish.
The Motor Vehicle Safety Act was established in 1971 in order to create safety standards for cars in Canada. The department also acts as the federal government's funding partner on jointly-funded provincial transportation infrastructure projects for new highways.
Transport Canada's role in railways include:
Following allegations by shippers of service level deterioration, on April 7, 2008, the federal government of Canada launched a review of railway freight service within the country. Events 529 - First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in Jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Transport Canada, which is managing the review, plans to investigate the relationships between Canadian shippers and the rail industry, especially with regards to the two largest railroad companies in the country, Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway. The Canadian Pacific Railway ( The review period is expected to last more than a year and could lead to new regulations for carriers. 
Transport Canada is responsible for the waterways inside and surrounding Canada. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page These responsibilities include:
Transport Canada's role in aviation seems to be the most detailed, and also the most controversial. Until 1996, Transport Canada was responsible for both regulation of aviation and the operation of air traffic services, similar to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States, as well as the operation of most major airports. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) The Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of The United States of America —commonly referred to as the On November 1, 1996, these responsibilities were split: Transport Canada remains responsible for regulation, but a new regulated non-profit company, NAV CANADA, took over responsibility for all civilian air traffic services. Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) NAV CANADA is a privately run not-for-profit organization that operates Canada 's civil air navigation service (ANS and employs approximately 2000 air traffic controllers This change was (and remains) controversial because Nav Canada began charging for services that were previously funded through general tax revenue. In 2005, the United States was discussing a similar delegation of the FAA's air traffic services to an "arm's-length" government corporation. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
During the 1990s, Transport Canada also began privatizing the operation of large airports, and divesting itself of small airports altogether (typically handing them over to municipalities). Following the 1994 National Airports Policy, Transport Canada retains ownership of most airports with 200,000 or more annual passenger movements, as well as the primary airports serving the federal, provincial, and territorial capitals, but leases most of these airports (which make up the National Airports System) to outside operators; currently, there are 26 airports in the system. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) The National Airports Policy is a program of the Government of Canada involving the privatization or private operation of nearly all of the country's Airports that
In 2003, Transport Canada launched its Electronic Collection of Air Transportation Statistics (ECATS) program to collect passenger and cargo data in real-time from air carriers flying in Canada.
Transport Canada continues to be responsible for licensing pilots and other aviation specialists (such as dispatchers and mechanics) as well as registering and inspecting aircraft. It is also responsible for the safety certification of most forms of commercial operations. These responsibilities are carried out by 6 regions, Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie & Northern and Pacific. The other region based in Ottawa (National Capital Region) is responsible for air operators operating international flights and certain types of large aeroplanes.
The provinces also have their own transportation departments, namely to deal with roads and vehicle licensing and regulations: