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Regional Advisory Committee on Oil Spill Response

Regional Advisory Committee on Oil Spill Response

Current public interest in the marine oil spill hazard is high. Transport Canada recently initiated a national review of the ship-sourced oil spill regime, and federal managers on the Pacific Coast may be interested in reinvigorating the Regional Advisory Committee …

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Tanker Safety Panel Expert Findings

Tanker Safety Panel Expert Findings

On March 18, 2013, the Canadian federal government announced the creation of the Tanker Safety Expert Panel. Captain Gordon Houston was Chair of the Tanker Safety Expert Panel that completed its assessment of Canada’s Ship-Source Oil Spill Preparedness and Response …

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Drifting Towards Improvement?

Drifting Towards Improvement?

Marine Environmental Response – Canada’s Ship-Source Oil Pollution Regime

An effective marine environmental response is a need for many coastal nations where the transportation of crude oil by sea is a common and often extensive practice. Oil accounts for approximately …

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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Response

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Response

The Canadian Minister of Transport announced the creation of the Emergency Response Task Force under the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate (TDG Directorate) on April 23, 2014, to work on strengthening emergency response capacity across the country. The Task Force’s primary …

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Ocean Shipping Matters to Canada

Ocean Shipping Matters to Canada

Ocean shipping matters to Canada. New international markets are becoming increasingly important to our economic future. However, geopolitical risk is a potential threat to Canada’s continued unfettered access to these new markets. As a result ocean shipping matters to Canada. …

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Canadian Arctic Shipping Infrastructure

Canadian Arctic Shipping Infrastructure

Is the present state of Canadian Arctic shipping infrastructure sufficient? No, Canadian Arctic freight shipping and cruise tourism infrastructure are underdeveloped. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has called on the Arctic coastal nations to develop the necessary shipping infrastructure …

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Environmental Navigation and Ocean Governance

Environmental Navigation and Ocean Governance

Canada’s economic prosperity depends on the marine transportation of exports to world markets. This can only be done by ships. The ongoing ocean and environmental impacts of shipping will become increasing important in the Canadian shipping regime; one that places …

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