On August 8, 2001, the Marine Liability Act, S.C. 2001, c. 6 (the “Act”) came into force.
The broad purpose of the Act according to government literature is as follows:
- To adopt a new regime of Shipowner’s liability to passengers and a new regime for apportioning liability.
- To consolidate existing marine liability regimes to one comprehensive piece of legislation; and
- To validate certain bylaws and regulations made under Canada Ports Corporation Act and the Pilotage Act.
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