- International Relations
- International Trade
- Justice and Law Enforcement
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- Coasting Trade Act, in respect of amending the act to introduce some flexibilty, exempt the repositioning of empty containers between Canadian ports, and allowing transhipment in Canadian ports.
- Pilotage Act with respect to the final offer arbitration process and other pilotage issues.
Policies or Program
- 2005 Protocol to the 1988 SUA Protocol: support for ratification by Canada
- 2005 Protocol to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA), 1988 : support for ratification by Canada
- Annex V of the Marpol Convention with the respect to reception facilities (Cargo residues & Others).
- Asia Pacific Gateway, with respect gateway reliability.
- Asian Gypsy Moth policy for marine vessels, with respect to inspection and certification procedures.
- Ballast Water implementation with respect to Transport Canada implemetation policy proposal.
- CBSA with respect to container release processes after a commercial exam.
- CBSA with respect to developing a Canada-US contingency plan in cases where ocean going carriers must divert to ports across the border due to unforeseen and/or unavoidable circumstances.
- CBSA with respect to the establishment of a pilot project to test the feasibility of examining export cargo before it is loaded into the container.
- CBSA with respect to the implementation of SOLAS requirement on container weight verification.
- CBSA – Arctic vessel reporting, in respect of the possibility of reporting to any locally available federal agency and/or providing an alternative reporting.
- CBSA, container examination centers, in respect of financing and governance.
- CBSA, with respect to letting surveyors board tankers at Les Escoumins
- CBSA, with respect to the assignment of a carrier code to foreign ocean carriers and issuance of bonds.
- CBSA: Bay plan reporting, in respect of the new requirement for electronic Bay Plans.
- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada ( CIC) with respect to work permit requirements for temporary foreign workers on cruise ships.
- Canadian Coast Guard iceabreaking program for the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in respect of meeting agreed level of service in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
- Canadian Coast Guard icebreaking program, in respect to ensuring the renewal of the icebreaking fleet.
- Canadian Coast Guard with respect to modernization of Canadian waterways.
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency with respect to the level of service available for ship inspection prior to grain exports.
- Citizenship and Immigration with respect to electronic travel authorization for crew members from visa exempted countries.
- Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and Transport Canada (TC) with respect to developing a federal government policy and strategy for ships inspection in remote regions.
- Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Transport Canada with respect to the regulations of vessels transits and operations in marine protected areas.
- Energy efficiency measures with respect to options considered by the International Maritime Organziation (IMO)
- Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic: in respect of gaps between the FAL Convention and Canadian practice.
- Implementation of Canadian European Trade Agreement (CETA) with respect to the marine sector of the agreement, which provides for some liberalization of marine services in Canada.
- International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, 1969, and its 1973 Protocol: support for ratification by Canada
- International Joint Commission, in respect of adopting a plan that assures stability of water levels in the St. Lawrence River.
- International Maritime Satellite Organization (IMSO) Amendments 2006: support for ratification by Canada
- International trade agreements negotiated by Canada, with respect to internatonal shipping services.
- Pilotage in Placentia Bay, with respect to delays.
- Seafarers Identity Documents Convention (revised), 2003 (no 185): support of ratification by Canada.
- Transport Canada (TC) with respect to proposed recovery strategies and action plans for species at risk, when these initiatives could impact on navigation in Canadian waters.
- Transport Canada (TC) with respect to ratification of the Nairobi Convention on the Removal of Wrecks and a proposal for implementation in Canadian Waters.
- Transport Canada with respect to Canada's preparedness for SOLAS upcoming requirement on container weight verification.
- Transport Canada with respect to assuring consistency in the regulatory interpretations of local port wardens.
- Customs tariff, in respect of extending the remission on customs duties on imported ships to ships that are under a coasting trade licence.
- Reporting of imported goods regulations, in respect of consistent application (memorandums D-3-5-1 and D-3-5-2) and in respect of Advanced Commercial Information reporting.
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
Finance Canada (FIN)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
Health Canada (HC)
House of Commons
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Justice Canada (JC)
National Defence (DND)
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Public Safety Canada (PS)
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
Senate of Canada
Transport Canada (TC)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
THE SHIPPING FEDERATION OF CANADA, EST. BY AN ACT OF PARLIAMENT IN 1903, REPRESENTS THE OWNERS, OPERATORS, CHARTERERS & AGENTS OF VESSELS ENGAGED IN CANADA'S OVERSEAS TRADE. THE FEDERATION HAS A MEMBERSHIP OF 71 COMPANIES WHICH OPERATE OR ACT AS AGENTS FOR MORE THAN 200 STEAMSHIP LINES. THE VESSELS REPRESENTED BY OUR MEMBERS TRANSPORT THE COMMERCE MOVING BETWEEN CANADA & PORTS OVERSEAS. THE MANDATE OF THE FEDERATION IS TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF ITS MEMBERS ON ALL MATTERS AFFECTING THE OPERATION OF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. OUR PRIMARY AREAS OF CONCERN INCLUDE POLICIES, LEGISLATION & REGULATIONS GOVERNING SUBJECTS AS DIVERSE AS CANADIAN PORTS, POLLUTION PREVENTION, MARINE PILOTAGE, AND STOWAWAYS. THE FEDERATION DISPATCHES, ON A REGULAR BASIS, CIRCULAR LETTERS & BULLETINS SUMMARIZING DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MARITIME SECTOR.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Organization's membership or classes of membership
Membership Classes:Core MembersAffiliated Members
No government funding was received during the last completed financial year.
In-house Organization Contact Information
300 ST. SACREMENT, SUITE 326
MONTREAL, QC H2Y 1X4
Employees who lobby for the organization
- CHAD ALLEN,
DIRECTOR, MARINE OPERATIONS |
No public offices held
- KAREN KANCENS,
DIRECTOR, MARINE ADMINISTRATION |
No public offices held
- BILL MCKINSTRY,
DIRECTOR, WEST COAST OPERATIONS |
No public offices held
- MARIO MINOTTI,
DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION |
No public offices held
- SONIA SIMARD,
DIRECTOR, POLICY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS |
Public offices held