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Boaters’ Voices Matter

In October of last year, Transport Canada (TC) began a public solicitation process seeking input from recreational boaters into updating the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (VORR) under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. TC stated that “we recognize that we need to modernize the process for requesting and implementing restrictions under the VORR. We need to simplify the process for proposing a restriction and shorten the time it takes to implement it. Transport Canada wants to ...

Boaters Must Help Guide Regulatory Change

Over the winter, Transport Canada’s (TC) Office of Boating Safety (OBS) was seeking stakeholder input from anyone with a particular interest in pleasure craft. The consultation involved proposed changes and revisions to the Pleasure Craft Licensing Program and the Pleasure Craft Operator Competency Program. This was definitely a move in the right direction as recreational boaters should be aware of any pending policy changes and take an active role in forming and guiding regulatory ...