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Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, the issue of rail traffic is of incredible importance to our government. We have been there for businesses, for shippers, for farmers and for producers, to ensure that they have the services they need so that they can sell internally, domestically and around the worl

May 10th, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Airline Industry  Mr. Speaker, it is not a surprise that a Conservative member of Parliament would repackage and misinform Canadians about what I said. Having said that, it is really important to acknowledge the good news today, which is that more and more Canadians are travelling. That is good ne

May 16th, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Airline Industry  Mr. Speaker, Canadians, especially those who work in the tourism industry, saw how the government stood by them during the difficult period of the pandemic. They saw how the political opposition from the Conservatives was against providing support to those who needed it. We wil

May 16th, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I know how frustrating delays at airports have been for Canadians and travellers. It is something that we are taking very seriously. We are witnessing similar phenomena across the world. Airports all over the world are experiencing this, but we are taking action. We

May 30th, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, the last two years have been very difficult on Canadians. The pandemic, a once-in-a-hundred-years event, has caused significant disruptions to our businesses and to our lives. Our government was there helping small businesses and supporting Canadians during a very un

May 30th, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, rail safety is a priority for our government. We have been working closely with stakeholders and rail companies to ensure that we have the highest standard of safety in Canada. We have implemented programs to support communities so they can enhance safety at crossing

June 2nd, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Air Transportation  Madam Speaker, as we have committed to Canadians from the beginning of the pandemic, everything we do is based on our desire to protect the health and safety of Canadians. We have been guided by the advice we received from our experts. With respect to our travel measures, we have

June 3rd, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Rail Transportation  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my hon. colleague for his advocacy. Our government is working to ensure that Canada's rail transportation system remains one of the safest in the world. This morning, I announced that we are investing $24 million for 147 projects across the country

June 3rd, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague is right about one thing: We are seeing delays at airports across the entire world. We are seeing an increased demand and appetite for people who want to travel, and the supply is trying to catch up. However, we are not resting until we fix these de

June 6th, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives are going through an identity crisis. They do not know what policies they support and what policies they oppose. The only thing they know is they want to inflame anger and frustration. They have no idea how to address the current challenges we have.

June 6th, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Airline Industry  Mr. Speaker, of course our government is concerned about working conditions for all employees, including those who work for CATSA. We are also concerned about the experience of travellers. My hon. colleague mentions Amsterdam. Let me read this headline: ÔÇťAmsterdam Airport Boldl

June 7th, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Airline Industry  Mr. Speaker, I share my hon. colleague's frustration. I know there are many pilots waiting for their medical examinations, and Transport Canada has been putting in place new measures to expedite these applications. Our government is responding to the surge in demand for these cer

June 9th, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, as my colleague accurately stated, global and domestic supply chains are under pressure, and our government is taking action. Budget 2022 has announced significant investment to strengthen supply chain infrastructure. I am also pleased to let my hon. colleagues know

June 9th, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Airline Industry  Mr. Speaker, I want to stress how urgent the situation is and that our government is working toward easing the delays at our airports. We have added more than 900 CATSA workers over the last few weeks. We have increased the number of CBSA agents. We have adjusted many of our meas

June 20th, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, information regarding the two Canadian Transportation Agency enforcement actions pertaining to the air passenger protection regulations linked to sections mentioned in the question, are available on the following webpages: https://otc- cta.gc.ca/eng /enforcement-acti

September 20th, 2022House debate

Omar AlghabraLiberal