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Tag Archives: Canadian Maritime Law

Compulsory Insurance for Vessels carrying Passengers

The Government of Canada has published amendments to the Marine Liability Act  which will bring into force a system of compulsory insurance for all vessels in Canada that carry passengers. The MLA contains a comprehensive liability regime for losses arising from the carriage … Continue reading

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‘Never E Nuff’ Issues in Cross-Border Mortgage Enforcement

Facts: The plaintiff, a US bank, had lent an American individual (McMahon) USD$146,390 for the purchase of the  “Never E Nuff” , a 38-foot pleasure craft, and had registered the mortgage with the US Coast Guard in 2007. In 2008 … Continue reading

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July 1st SOLAS implementation – practical or patchwork?

Following the loss of the MSC Napoli, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) – of which 171 nations are Members – approved changes to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) which will require, as of 1 July 2016, that … Continue reading

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Government of Canada Tables Transportation Act Review

In June 2014 the Government of Canada commissioned a review of the Canada Transportation Act and related legislation, with the goal of looking forward 20-30 years and identifying priorities for action in the transportation sector that will support Canada’s economic … Continue reading

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CIFFA makes Submissions re: Canada Transportation Act Review

As readers likely know, the Ministry of Transport has engaged in a review of the Canada Transportation Act as part of a regular process of updating the regulatory regime across all modes of transport within the Federal jurisdiction. In submissions … Continue reading

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Federal government to contribute up to 1/3 of $132 M Port of Montreal Expansion

The Government of Canada today announced that, as part of the National Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund, the Federal Government will contribute up to $43 million for upgrades at the Port of Montreal to “help ensure the already very … Continue reading

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Canadian importers hurt by unfair charges

The Canadian International Freight Forwarders’ Association (CIFFA) has issued a press release today seeking a rollback of port and terminal charges incurred by importers during the month-long truckers’ strike that affected Vancouver in February and March 2014. During this period … Continue reading

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Damages limited but not covered in Telus v Peracomo

The odyssey of Peracomo Inc. v. TELUS Communications has finally come to an end with the release of a Supreme Court of Canada decision partially reversing the lower court findings. Readers may recall that this case began when Réal Vallée, a fisher … Continue reading

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Queen of Nanaimo sets course for Maritime Time-Bars

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Sperling v. Queen of Nanaimo (Ship), 2014 BCSC 326, clarified issues arising out of the potential conflict between maritime limitations and provincial limitations statutes: Passenger claims for injury arising out of … Continue reading

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