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Chamber of Shipping Warns that CN Rail Disruption will have Long-term Consequences

VANCOUVER, November 22, 2019 – While it is encouraging that the parties continue to negotiate, the impacts of the current CN Rail disruption and the probability that it will extend into a second week is untenable. The Chamber of Shipping calls on the Government of Canada to acknowledge this exceptional situation and act accordingly to resolve this situation...
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Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan Needs Improvement

Ottawa, November 5, 2019 – Today, the Chamber of Shipping released a Report Card on the progress of the Oceans Protection Plan (OPP) as it relates to commercial shipping. Overall, the fifty-plus programs under the OPP have had varied levels of success. Certain programs have suffered from a lack of resources and a lack of...
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Open Letter to Party Leaders

October 15, 2019 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Leader of the People’s Party of Canada Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the New Democratic Party Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada Yves-François...
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World Maritime Day 2019 – Calling for Gender Equality

Vancouver BC, September 25, 2019 – Today we are pleased to celebrate World Maritime Day and proud to support this year’s theme, “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community.”   The Chamber of Shipping joins the International Maritime Organization in its aim to raise awareness of the important contribution of women in the maritime sector and the...
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Chamber of Shipping Election Platform

Canada’s ability to support safe and efficient marine transportation is essential to growing and diversifying Canadian international trade. To date, Canada has enjoyed solid growth in trade despite significant vulnerability and uncertainty in global markets. This growth in trade has also resulted in increased demand for commercial marine transportation services. A competitive Canadian marine transportation...
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Chamber of Shipping supports Trans Mountain Decision

Vancouver BC, June 18, 2019 – Following an extensive reconsideration process, we are pleased that the Government of Canada has reaffirmed its commitment to the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The decision comes with a strategy to address a number of key issues identified by the National Energy Board, including capacity building, cumulative effects management, added...
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COS Encourages Solution to Labour Dispute at Canada’s Largest Port

Vancouver BC, May 29, 2019 – The Chamber of Shipping’s members are extremely disappointed by the deterioration of negotiations between the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union – Canada (ILWU Canada). The lockout notice issued yesterday by the BCMEA was necessitated by escalating job action taken by the...
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Chamber of Shipping pleased with Pilotage Act amendments

Vancouver BC, April 10, 2019 – With an emphasis on good governance and adapting with emerging technologies, the Government of Canada’s proposed amendments to the Pilotage Act deliver long-awaited changes. Wrapped into the Budget Implementation Act, the amendments to the Pilotage Act follow an extensive review chaired by Mr. Marc Grégoire and adopt several key recommendations...
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