Continue the Ports Modernization Review with the goal of updating governance structures to promote investment in Canadian ports and help make Canada’s major ports among the most efficient in the world.
Advance implementation of legislative amendments to improve access, transparency, efficiency and long-term investment in the Canadian freight rail system.
Modernize the legislative and regulatory framework by taking action to implement two new ministerial authorities to the Canada Transportation Act that were part of the 2019 annual Regulatory Modernization Bill. These new authorities:
remove barriers to digital services by allowing digital versions of physical documents or processes; and
allow exemptions to encourage innovation across the transportation regime.
Deliver the regulatory and policy commitments made in the 2018 Transportation Sector Regulatory Roadmap. These commitments will remove regulatory barriers to innovation and investment in the sector.
Priority 2: Provide greater choice, better service, lower costs and enhanced rights for consumers.
Key Planning Highlights for 2020-21:
Complete transferring the assets of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority to an independent not-for-profit entity that will improve the passenger experience. This includes a clear service standard to limit the amount of time travellers wait in airport security checkpoints.
Implement and enforce Phase I of the Air Travel Performance Data Regulations to measure the effectiveness of the Air Passenger Protection Regulations at improving the experience of air travellers.
Work with partners to make the transportation system more accessible for persons with disabilities.
Monitor and enforce the recently approved merger of First Air and Canadian North to ensure that:
air travel in the North is fair and affordable;
capacity is maintained and improved as needed; and
northern travellers receive a high level of service.
Assess and make a recommendation to Cabinet on whether or not to approve the Air Canada ? Transat acquisition including a monitoring and enforcement regime, plus terms and conditions.
Priority 3: Build world-leading marine corridors that are competitive, safe and environmentally sustainable, and enhance Northern transportation infrastructure, while respecting commitments to Indigenous communities.
Acquire a highly capable Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (drone) as a pilot project to increase coverage of the National Aerial Surveillance Program in the Arctic using new technology.
Evaluate emerging, disruptive technologies in order to develop up-to-date safety standards, codes and regulations.
Focus on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (drones) by developing additional regulations, pilot projects, and strategies to encourage federal departments to work together.
Priority 6: Transform the design and delivery of programs and services to Canadians in order to adapt to a changing world.
Key Planning Highlights for 2020-21:
Improve TC?s online service experience and increase the number of services that are digitally available.
Adopt innovative, user-centric approaches to design priority programs and services, using data analytics and emerging technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality to transition to a more digital government.
Modernize fees by implementing the requirements of the Service Fees Act and plan to manage fees digitally, in the future.
Modernize how we oversee and deliver regulations by developing common, risk-informed digital inspection processes, and by providing inspectors with optimized data and tools.
Implement strategies to accelerate the deployment and adoption of innovative technologies in the transportation sector.
Create a data strategy that supports:
transparency and the public’s trust in us and our work;
open and accessible transportation data;
evidence-based decision making;
targeting public risks; and
delivering services and reporting on results.
Address barriers to program and service delivery, and innovation and data-sharing through regulatory and legislative modernization and policy design.
For more information on Transport Canada’s plans, priorities and planned results, see the ?Planned results and resources? section of this report.
Core responsibilities: planned results and resources
This section contains detailed information on the department?s planned results and resources for each of its core responsibilities.
Core Responsibility 1: Safe and Secure Transportation System Ensures a safe and secure transportation system in Canada through laws, regulations, policies, and oversight activities.
Planned results for A Safe and Secure Transportation System
Result 1: A safe transportation system
Result 2: A secure transportation system
Result 3: A modern safety and security regime that support economic growth
Core Responsibility 2: Green and Innovative Transportation System Advances the Government of Canada’s environmental agenda in the transportation sector by reducing harmful air emissions; protects Canada’s ocean and marine environments by reducing the impact of marine shipping; and affirms a commitment to innovation in the transportation sector.
Planned results for Green and Innovative Transportation System
Result 4: Harmful air emissions from transportation in Canada are reduced
Result 5: Canada’s oceans and marine environments are protected from marine shipping impacts
Result 6: A transportation system that supports innovation
Core Responsibility 3: Efficient Transportation System Supports efficient market access to products through investment in Canada’s trade corridors; adopts and implement rules and policies that promote sufficient choice and improved service to Canadian travellers and shippers; and manages transportation assets to ensure value for Canadians.
Result 7: Transportation corridors get products reliably to market
Result 8: Canadian travellers and freight operators benefit from choice and improved service
Result 9: Transport Canada manages its assets effectively