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  • DFO’s Owner-Operator Policy Successfully Challenged

    In basic terms, DFO’s Owner-Operator Policy (“OOP”) requires holders of that type fishing licence to fish the licence themselves. The rationale for the rule is to promote small scale fishermen and to prevent larger companies for accumulating multiple licences. In the case of Robinson v Attorney Gene … Read more »

  • 4 New Barges for Canada's Arctic

    MTS, the government run shipping company that services the MacKenzie River and Canada’s Arctic coast, has acquired 4 new double hull barges. The barges were built in China and delivered to the NWT on August 31. Cabin Radio has reported the story here: … Read more »

  • Federal Court of Appeal upholds limitation clause in Standard Trading the Conditions of the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association

    The Federal Court of Appeal recently upheld the 9-month limitation period in the Standard Trading the Conditions of the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association. That limitation provides that:16. Notwithstanding any of the provisions hereof the Company shall in any event be discharged o … Read more »

  • Updates in Maritime Labour and Immigration

    Below is my update to the Canadian Maritime Law Association as Chair of the Maritime Labour and Immigration Committee: COVID-19. The global Covid-19 pandemic has a resulted in many legal issues pertaining to seafarers, the mobility of labour, and occupational health and safety. Some common issues in … Read more »

  • Covid-19: Temperature Screening of Crew Members

    A frequent question I’ve been asked recently is whether shipowners are permitted to screen their crew for Covid-19 symptoms, and in particular, higher than normal temperatures. So is doing so legal? In summary, temperature screening is an acceptable method for mitigating risk at the workplace, howev … Read more »