Clear Seas, in partnership with the Angus Reid Institute, conducted its fourth biennial study in its public opinion series measuring the perceptions of Canadians towards the marine shipping industry. 34 percent of Canadians now recognize that most products they use daily are transported by sea, representing a 55% increase in awareness compared to 2020. Global issues such as inflation, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the COVID-19 pandemic have increased their level of consciousness of the workings of the global network of goods. The view of the industry varies on Canada’s east and west coasts, despite shipping’s importance as an economic cog in both regions. Unfortunately, three-in-ten (29%) in British Columbia have a negative impression of the industry, more than twice the number of those in Atlantic Canada (13%) who say the same.