This procurement process was conducted under the repair, refit and maintenance pillar of the NSS see more
At the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a $450-million contract to Thales Canada Inc., in a joint venture with Thales Australia Limited, to provide in-service support for the CAF Minor Warships and Auxiliary Vessels (MWAV) fleet for 5 years, with options to extend the contract for up to 19 years. This contract will begin in July 2023.
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Davie Secures a Minimum of 20 Years of Work as a Long-Term Partner to Canada Under the National Shipbuilding StrategyDavie will support thousands of exciting careers for generations to come see more
Davie Shipbuilding (Davie) is proud to announce that it is now an official partner in Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Historic agreement with the federal government includes an initial minimum of $8.5 billion in shipbuilding programs. Québec government is to support Davie to become one of North America’s most technologically advanced and flexible shipbuilders
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Over $700 million investment doubles down on driving innovation see more
The Government of Canada is spurring economic growth, helping create well-paying jobs and growing our competitive advantage by investing in ideas, businesses and communities. Through the Global Innovation Clusters program, the government established a new approach to innovation: building accelerated and strong ecosystems in industries where Canada leads.
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced that each cluster will receive renewed support to expand its national presence and deepen its impact at home and abroad...
proposing to develop a coordinated system to respond to all such marine pollution incidents see more
Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working to improve our ability to work together with Indigenous communities, the marine industry, regional, municipal, provincial and territorial governments to respond to marine pollution incidents that involve oil and/or hazardous and noxious substances.
Marine pollution incidents are complex and often involve notifying many partners, making fast decisions, mobilizing and dispatching different response resources, and trying to minimize how a spill impacts the environment and human health. While Canada already has plans in place for many kinds of pollution incidents from different sources (like tankers or pipelines) and different kinds of pollution (like oil), there are still areas we can improve to make sure that our response to marine pollution is seamless and effective.
As part of this work, the Government of Canada is proposing to develop a coordinated system to respond to all such marine pollution incidents.
Creating a coordinated system will clearly define the roles and responsibilities for all partners involved to make sure that our response to these types of marine pollution incidents is timely, efficient, and minimize the pollution’s impact on human health and the environment. This includes helping to develop a formal role for Indigenous communities to prepare for and respond to marine pollution incidents.
We invite you to review our proposal and respond to a few key questions to help us shape this framework in the years to come.
Please note the deadline for comment is May 31, 2023. The gathering of feedback on this proposal is the first of many steps in creating the proposed system. Please feel free to distribute to any colleagues and partners that may be interested in this initiative.
Government has spent $4.8 billion so far on new warships — construction of first vessel expected in 2024Six contracts so far on CSC totaling $3.1 billion see more
The federal government has spent $4.8 billion so far on the new warships it hopes will be built starting in two years.
But National Defence has now acknowledged it doesn’t fully know the cost of maintaining and supporting the ships that will replace the navy’s Halifax-class frigates.
The new figures presented to the House of Commons provide a limited window into some of the spending so far on the Canadian Surface Combatant or CSC project. Two months ago, the parliamentary budget officer estimated the total cost of the CSC would be more than $300 billion.
"(That leaves) little room for further delay if a gap in icebreaking capacity is to be avoided" see more
More than a decade of delay and inaction has left the ships, planes and satellites that Canada relies on to monitor its rapidly opening Arctic on track to be retired before they can be replaced, the auditor general says.
We are interested in your views see more
As part of the Oceans Protection Plan, the federal government’s 2022 budget announced our intention to make changes to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. These proposed changes take into account comments from Indigenous peoples, coastal communities, and marine stakeholders in all coastal regions over the past few years.
We are interested in your views on these potential legislative changes and invite you to read the discussion paper on these proposed changes.
If your organization would like to learn more about these proposed legislative changes, we will be hosting virtual engagement sessions on the following dates:
- National Session (English) – September 12th, 2022 (1:30 – 3:00pm EDT)
- National Session (French) – September 13th, 2022 (1:30 – 3:00pm EDT)
If you are interested in participating in a virtual engagement session, we kindly ask that your organization complete the form and indicate your preferred session by August 31st, 2022. We will follow-up with registrants to provide further information.
If you have difficulties accessing the discussion paper, have accessibility requirements, or have other questions about the engagement sessions, you may send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you on the proposed changes to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.
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Brings the total invested in support of the plan to $3.5 billion. see more
Bowen Island, BC – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the next phase of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan. With the new investment of $2 billion over nine years, announced in Budget 2022, Canada will establish 15 new measures to expand ocean protection initiatives to more regions and better proactively combat emerging threats to marine safety, while continuing or expanding 39 existing initiatives.
Share and view ideas: Alternative requirements for designing, constructing, and safety equipment for aquaculture bargesWe're looking for stakeholders from Canada's aquaculture industry see more
Currently, the requirements for inspecting, designing, constructing, equipping, and certifying aquaculture barges that carry or accommodate crew are outlined in 13 different regulations and standards made under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.
Transport Canada is proposing an alternative option to the design, construction, and safety equipment requirements outlined in the:
- Hull Construction Regulations
- Stability, Subdivision, and Load Line Standards, TP 7301
- Life Saving Equipment Regulations
- Load Line Regulations
- Marine Machinery Regulations
- Ship Electrical Standards, TP 127
Based on this proposal, authorized representatives of barges that want to use the alternative requirements in the policy would need to submit an application to the Marine Technical Review Board. Their application would need to be approved before using the alternative requirements in the policy.
We're looking for stakeholders from Canada's aquaculture industry to submit feedback on this proposed policy.
ACOA is providing a CAD$500,000 repayable contribution see more
Global Spatial Technology Solutions (“GSTS” or “the Company”) a Maritime Intelligence company, announced today that it is receiving funding from the Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), to accelerate the global commercialization of their Maritime Management Platform OCIANA™.
Underwater noise from vessels can negatively impact the marine environment... see more
Quiet vessel designs and technologies are newer considerations for many commercial shipbuilders and operators. They haven’t been well-researched, so there are a lot of factors that designers don’t know about the most effective noise-reducing technologies and vessel designs. This applies to many vessel classes, including tankers, tugs, and fishing vessels. The Initiative is looking at ways to help researchers and designers improve their knowledge so that they can reduce vessel noise.
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Work will begin in the spring of 2022 see more
On behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a $14.36 million contract ($16.5 million including taxes) to Chantier Davie of Lévis, Quebec, for vessel life extension (VLE) work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Louis S. St-Laurent, Canada’s largest icebreaker.
Government of Canada takes next step toward construction of offshore oceanographic science vessel for Canadian Coast GuardAwarded contract of $453.8 million to Seaspan Shipyards see more
Today, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a contract of $453.8 million (taxes included) to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards to enable the company to transition the offshore oceanographic science vessel (OOSV) project from the design phase to full construction.
Join the discussion: FTA negotiations with the United Kingdom and its possible accession to the CPTPPFuture trade negotiations see more
The Government of Canada is soliciting the views of the Canadian public and interested stakeholders to help define our priorities in relation to future trade negotiations with the United Kingdom.