"(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.