Pablo Rodriguez is ready to be sworn in as the brand new transport minister, taking the baton on a raft of turbulent points because the aviation sector emerges from a interval of disaster.
A supervisor by coaching, Rodriguez leaves his spot atop the Heritage Division to take over from Omar Alghabra, who assumed the cupboard put up in January 2021 whereas the pandemic pummelled the journey business.
Alghabra steered the federal government by negotiations with airways on monetary help, Covid-19 testing at airports and a brand new passenger rights constitution. He additionally dealt with a spread of trucking information, together with the implementation of an digital logging machine (ELD) mandate, the dealing with of Covid-related journey restrictions, and federal driver coaching points.
Rodriguez, who was first elected in 2004, will take over on topline objects together with nascent plans for a high-frequency railway between Toronto and Quebec Metropolis, ongoing provide chain hitches and infrastructure weak to pure disasters amid more and more excessive climate.
Alghabra introduced his determination Tuesday to not run within the subsequent election, with the brand new transport chief set to be sworn in in the present day at Rideau Corridor.
Two-thirds of portfolios have modified arms on this morning’s main cupboard shuffle in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced in seven rookie ministers and moved round a few of his key ministers.