Since 2006 the position has been styled the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, a name change corresponding with responsibility for Infrastructure Canada being transferred to the portfolio at that time. "Minister of Transport" remains the title for legal purposes.
Transport Canada used to manage most of Canada's major airports, but in the 1990s, most airports were off loaded to non-profit private airport authorities. The department is now responsible for transportation safety and regulation management.
, the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities is Denis Lebel.