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Possible New Conservation Areas

  • March 23, 2018
  • Brisset Bishop

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced on March 22 two new areas of interest for consideration as protected or conservation areas: the Eastern Shore Islands off the Nova Scotia mainland, and the Fundian Channel / Browns Bank Areas on the…

Ports Review Announced

  • March 13, 2018
  • Brisset Bishop

Canada’s Minister of Transport announced yesterday a review of Canadian Port Authorities with a view to optimizing their role as strategic assets supporting inclusive and sustainable growth and trade. The review will include roundtables and other engagement activities, and input…

Wreck Bill – Committee Report

  • March 6, 2018
  • Nick Spillane

Bill C-64 will now go back to the House of Commons for what in principle should be third reading. The parliamentary committee (TRAN) reviewing the bill issued its report at the end of last month, see the report here. Some…

Binding Contracts

  • February 28, 2018
  • Brisset Bishop

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal judgment reminds of the need to ensure that all aspects of a commercial relationship have actually become binding, particularly if there are two or more distinct commercial “streams”. In Cana International Distributing Inc. v….

Wreck Removal Committee Hearings

  • February 1, 2018
  • Nick Spillane

Parliament’s Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities will begin hearings on February 5, 2018, in connection with the wreck removal bill, C-64. See the hearing schedules for February 5 and for February 7.   This is moving things along…

New Arctic Shipping Regulations

  • January 24, 2018
  • Brisset Bishop

The Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations were published in the Canada Gazette on January 10, 2018, with effect from December 19, 2017. See page 15.

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