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Press Releases from Jurisdictions

→ Alberta

Drive your car but park your phone - February 8, 2016
If you’re looking down at your phone, police will be looking for you.

511 Alberta innovations mean safer roads - February 3, 2016
511 Alberta has launched two new platforms designed to help Albertans navigate our roads and highways year-round.

→ British Columbia

Premier Clark announces upcoming changes to the public service - February 9, 2016
Premier Christy Clark today announced upcoming changes to key positions in the BC Public Service.

Canada's Toughest Impaired Driving Penalties Start Sept. 20 - July 28, 2010
Police across the province will be out in force in September armed with the toughest laws and penalties in the country to get impaired drivers off B.C.'s roads faster and for longer periods of time, Solicitor General Michael de Jong, QC, announced today.

B.C. Introduces Canada's Toughest Impaired Driving Laws - April 27, 2010
The Province is introducing Canada's most immediate and severe impaired driving penalties to save lives, curb repeat offenders and give police more enforcement tools, Solicitor General Michael de Jong, QC, announced today.

B.C.'s Motor Vehicle Act to Change - April 27, 2010
The Province introduced a number of changes to the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) today to enhance road safety and streamline administrative processes.

Final Countdown to Cell Phone Ban While Driving - December 21, 2009
B.C. drivers have just 11 days to change their driving behaviours and comply with new cellphone rules to enhance road safety in the province, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Kash Heed said today.

→ Manitoba

Manitoba Public Insurance demonstrates the power of choice through virtual reality - April 7, 2017
With the help of leading edge technology, Manitoba Public Insurance is launching a new virtual reality (VR) experience to tackle three critical road safety issues facing young drivers in Manitoba, the Minister of Crown Services and the Corporation announced today.

→ New Brusnwick

→ Newfoundland and Labrador

→ Northwest Territories

DOT employs innovation and technology to improve ice road construction - January 14, 2016
In an effort to continuously improve safety and increase the efficiency of ice road construction in the Northwest Territories, the Department of Transportation (DOT) hosted an ice profiling workshop.

Agreement reached on Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway Project - October 16, 2015
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the contractor building the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) have come to a confidential business agreement in accordance with the contract terms and conditions to continue construction on the highway.

→ Nova Scotia

Legislation Strengthens Supervising Driver Rules - November 25, 2015
Government introduced today, Nov. 25, legislation to further strengthen the Graduated Driver's Licensing program.

→ Nunavut

→ Ontario

Ontario's Ministry of Transportation Turns 100 - January 15, 2016
On January 17, 2016, the Ministry of Transportation turns 100. The ministry, originally called "The Department of Public Highways of Ontario," was created on January 17, 1916. Findlay G. MacDiarmid was the first Minister of Transportation.

Improving Winter Highway Maintenance for the Niagara-Hamilton Area - December 17, 2015
Ontario is looking for a new highway maintenance services provider for the Niagara-Hamilton area to begin operating on August 1, 2016.

→ Prince Edward Island

Roadbuilders a vital partner in public safety - February 5, 2016
Roadbuilders are key partners in keeping the traveling public safe and the Island economy moving, Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar said Friday.

Ministers announce new strategy to improve road safety and collaborate to strengthen transportation in Canada - January 29, 2016
Federal, provincial and territorial Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety met today to advance key strategies for strengthening transportation in Canada, including unveiling a new plan to further improve road safety.

→ Quebec

Do you own a large-cylinder capacity vehicle? - December 21, 2015
On January 1, 2016, changes to the applicable registration fees came into effect. The additional registration fee, which is indicated on your payment notice, aims to encourage a reduction in pollution emitted by vehicles.

Partial Road Safety Statistics 2015 - November 23, 2015
The SAAQ is publishing statistics on road accident victims, for part of 2015. (French only)

Regulatory amendments to the Act respecting off-highway vehicles
 - November 5, 2015
The Act respecting off-highway vehicles provides for measures relating to seizures and impoundments and licence suspensions, which apply as of December 17, 2015. This may include, for example, the seizure of a vehicle in cases of impaired driving or the suspension of a driver's licence in cases of street racing.

→ Saskatchewan

Seriously, Saskatchewan - put down the cellphones! - April 24, 2017

SGI customers can now print their own vehicle registration - February 9, 2016
SGI is enhancing convenience for customers with changes to vehicle registration certificates.

#HeadsUp Saskatchewan: police watching for distracted drivers in February - February 1, 2016
Distracted driving is the traffic safety spotlight for the month of February.

Police catch 308 impaired drivers in December - January 21, 2016
More than 300 impaired drivers were stopped by police during December’s province-wide traffic safety spotlight on impaired driving.

→ Yukon

Annual fall capital project update released - December 10, 2015
The Department of Highways and Public Works released its annual fall update for capital infrastructure projects today.

→ Transport Canada

Statement - Minister Garneau tables the Canada Transportation Act Review Report - February 25, 2016
Over a period of 18 months, the Review undertook a broad examination and heard from more than 300 Canadian transportation and trade stakeholders, including provinces and territories, to ensure that the national transportation system continues to support Canada's international competitiveness, trade, and prosperity.