Canadian Shipper


October 18, 2018

Marine shipping industry urges government to move ahead with new pilotage legislation

Ottawa, ON — Marine shipping executives yesterday urged the swift introduction of new legislation to modernize mandatory pilotage services when they met with Canadian federal government officials during Marine Day on the Hill, organized by the Chamber of Marine Commerce. This year’s Marine Day on the Hill emphasized the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Waterway – Our national trade and transportation corridor.  The day of meetings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa culminated with a reception for stakeholders, MPs and Senators, featuring Transport Minister Marc Garneau as a speaker as well as a multi-party panel discussion with Liberal MP Vance Badawey, NDP MP Brian Masse and Conservative MP Kelly Block. Pilotage reform and infrastructure funding were key topics of discussion during the day. The government