The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, issued a statement for World Maritime Day. The statement expressed thanks to the marine industry for its work through the covid-19 pandemic, and on the Canadian economy as a whole. It also drew attention to the success of the Oceans Protection Plan and Canada’s place as a leader in ballast water management. He furthered that the government is now enabling more proactive, rapid, and effective response to oil spills in Canada’s waters, while maintaining the polluter pays principle, supporting research and innovation to enhance marine safety and environmental protection, encouraging women to consider maritime careers, and engaging with coastal communities, stakeholders, researchers, and Indigenous communities in protecting Canada’s coasts and waterways. See the full statement here: https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2020/09/statement-by-minister-garneau-on-world-maritime-day.html.