Transport Canada


Transport Canada is responsible for transportation policies and programs. It promotes safe, secure, efficient and environmentally-responsible transportation.

Transport Canada reports to Parliament and Canadians through the minister of Transport. It works with its portfolio partners, other government departments and jurisdictions, and industry to ensure that all parts of Canada's transportation system work well.

In 2014, Minister of Transport announced the contribution of $20 million to Ocean Networks Canada in support of their Smart Ocean Program. 

The Smart Ocean Systems is an innovative program of Ocean Networks Canada that harnesses science and research for the benefit of Canadians.  It leverages the unique capabilities of Ocean Networks Canada’s world-leading cabled ocean observatories to inform public and marine safety and enhance environmental monitoring of ocean environments.