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The Environment  Mr. Speaker, as I announced in the House of Commons here last week, the Minister of Natural Resources and I informed Canadians that we have declared that the Roberts Bank terminal expansion is in the national interest. We have obligated the port with 370 conditions. I know the me

April 27th, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Transportation  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for his constant advocacy on making sure that we increase the level of safety in our transportation industry. I recently met with Ms. Cragg. I expressed our government's condolences to her for her loss. I looked her in the eye, and I tol

April 27th, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Air Transportation  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for his leadership. Last year, we saw significant disruptions in the air sector as it was recovering from COVID. We promised Canadians that we would further protect passenger rights. This week, we delivered on that promise. We are rever

April 27th, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Air Transportation  Mr. Speaker, I was proud to share with Canadians the news that our government was taking action to learn from last summer's challenges that we saw in our air sector. Our government is strengthening the protection for our passengers, making sure airlines are accountable and respon

April 25th, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Transportation  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague from Richmond Centre for his advocacy. Last week, the Minister of Natural Resources and I announced that it is in our national interest to increase the capacity of the Port of Vancouver by 50% by approving the Roberts Bank terminal 2 project

April 25th, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the requested information is confidential due to its commercial nature.

April 21st, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, since information technology, IT, systems and hybridized processes, which involve a combination of paper and digital file processing, are currently being updated and modernized, Transport Canada is unable to provide the data requested with respect to the average proc

March 22nd, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Air Transportation  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for his advocacy. He remembers that in January of this year, I reached out to him and asked for his input, as I am developing the framework for our government to table in the House of Commons. I have consulted with advocacy organization

March 21st, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act  Madam Speaker, I have to express my disappointment with my colleague's take on the bill. I would say that he has said a couple of contradictory things. On the one hand, he said that the ports need to have a national lens. On the other, he opposes introducing representatives of

March 10th, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my friend for his hospitality. I had a chance to visit him in his communities and to visit many truck operators and truck drivers in Winnipeg, in his riding, to express my personal gratitude to them. Truck drivers have stepped up during an extraordinary pe

March 10th, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act  Madam Speaker, I know my hon. colleague is trying to personalize his question, but let me be very clear. Ports are public institutions. They are there to serve Canadians and the Canadian economy. It is really important that the port mandate is in line with government's expectatio

March 10th, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act  Madam Speaker, indeed, we all have been following the tragedies that have unfolded in the U.S. and in Greece. In fact, 10 years ago in Canada, we experienced our own tragedy in Lac-M├ęgantic, when 47 lives were lost because of a tragic rail incident. Our government has taken acti

March 10th, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his advocacy. I want to take a second to express my gratitude to the workers in our ports and in our transportation systems. During the last three years, where we faced unprecedented challenges, the workers in our transportation system ste

March 10th, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for her kind words. This bill is an important bill. It would further enhance the resilience and strength of our supply chains, of our ports and the safety of our rail network. This bill does not necessarily cover everything that can b

March 10th, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for highlighting the work that was done by the supply chain task force, which our government established last year. I want to take a moment to thank those members who have put together a thoughtful, meaningful report. Our government is committ

March 10th, 2023House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal