NEWS & EVENTS

Chris Hall Appointed President of Shipping of Shipping Federation of Canada

Posted: February 03 2022
The Board of Directors of the Shipping Federation of Canada has announced the appointment of Christopher Hall as President, effective February 14, 2022.
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Gillian Grant appointed permanent representative of Canada to the IMO

Posted: August 13 2021
The CMLA joins in congratulating Gillian Grant, Senior Counsel in Maritime Law at Transport Canada, on her recent appointment ...
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Appointment of Vanessa Rochester to Federal Court of Canada

Posted: August 06 2021
This is to advise that Vanessa Rochester of the Montreal office of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, the CMLA’s Regional Vice-President for Québec and Chair of its Carriage of Goods Committee, has been appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Canada.
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Death of Peter Davidson

Posted: April 25 2021
With sadness we announce the passing of Peter Wayne Davidson in Montreal on April 25th, 2021.
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Master Mariners of Canada Newsclips - Crew Change Repatriation Crisis

Posted: January 25 2021
The following position on the issue of the Crew Change Repatriation Crisis was adopted by the Company of Master Mariners of Canada at the Board Meeting of January 21, 2021
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Death of William A. O’Neil, C.M.

Posted: October 21 2020
Sadly, one of the CMLA`s most distinguished Honorary Members, William A. O’Neil, C.M., died at age 93 on October 29, 2020.
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CMLA's annual educational seminar continues to be scheduled for June 12, 2020

Posted: June 12 2020
For the moment, the CMLA's annual educational seminar continues to be scheduled for June 12, 2020, in Toronto, at a venue to be determined, of which all concerned will be advised in due course.
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Death of Nigel Frawley (1936-2020)

Posted: February 05 2020
Nigel Frawley, a long-time CMLA member and past president, as well as a former Secretary General of the Comité Maritime International (CMI) died on January 22, 2019 in Toronto.
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New CMLA President - Shelley Chapelski

Posted: June 19 2019
At the CMLA’s AGM Shelley Chapelski, partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP in Vancouver, was elected the President of the organization.
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Peter Pamel appointed to the Federal Court of Canada

Posted: May 06 2019
Hon. David Lametti announced the appointment of Peter Pamel, partner in the Montreal office of Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP, as a judge of the Federal Court of Canada...
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Roger Lafreniere has been appointed a justice of the Federal Court of Canada

Posted: April 04 2019
It was announced on June 9, 2017 that Prothonotary Roger Lafreniere has been appointed a justice of the Federal Court of Canada. 
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Mr. Justice Harrington retires

Posted: April 04 2019
After serving more than 15 years on the Federal Court bench, Mr. Justice Harrington has reached the Court's mandatory retirement age.
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The Minister of Justice of Canada announced the appointment of Christopher J. Giaschi

Posted: August 31 2018
The Minister of Justice of Canada, on August 31, 2018, announced the appointment of Christopher J. Giaschi, partner in the firm of Giaschi & Margolis, Vancouver,...
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Two Distinguished CMLA Members to be Recognized for their Years of Bar Membership

Posted: August 09 2018
On September 6, 2018, two distinguished members of the CMLA will be honoured in Montreal for their lengthy and successful careers as lawyers...
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Andrew P. Mayer appointed to British Columbia Supreme Court

Posted: July 10 2018
Andrew P. Mayer, hitherto Vice-President, Commercial and Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel with the Prince Rupert Port Authority...
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Ratification of HNS Protocol

Posted: May 18 2018
Canada presented its instrument of ratification of the HNS Protocol (Hazardous and Noxious Substances) 2010 at IMO headquarters in London...
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Anne Legars - Re-appointment

Posted: May 01 2018
Anne Legars was recently re-appointed for another five-year term as Administrator of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund.
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Mark A.M. Gauthier - Appointment

Posted: May 01 2018
Mark A.M. Gauthier was recently appointed as Deputy Administrator of the Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods.
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Administrator and Deputy Administrator, SOPF and FRAIDG

Posted: August 16 2017
Applications may now be submitted for two (2) part-time positions...
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Alfred H.E. Popp appointed to the Order of Canada

Posted: December 30 2016
CMLA's Honorary Member, Alfred H.E. Popp, Q.C., has been appointed a member of the Order of Canada
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Frank Wiswall wins IMO International Maritime Prize 2015

Posted: December 07 2016
Frank Wiswall, noted American maritime law jurist and author, has been awarded the IMO International Maritime Prize 2015.
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Death of Roger Gifford

Posted: December 07 2016
Stuart Hetherington, President of the Comittee Maritime International (CMI), has informed us of the recent death of Roger Gifford...
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Professor William Tetley Award 2015

Posted: December 07 2016
Professor William Tetley Award, has announced that the Award 2015 will be bestowed on Danielle Rheanne Scriven...
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William Tetley Award 2017

Posted: December 07 2016
The CMLA is once again offering the "William Tetley Award", a contest open to Canadian authors...
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CMI Assembly adopts York-Antwerp Rules 2016

Posted: May 27 2016
The Comittee Maritime International (CMI) at its 42nd Conference in New York City, adopted the York-Antwerp Rules 2016...
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John G. O'Connor elected to CMI Executive Council

Posted: May 04 2016
John G. O'Connor of Quebec City, was elected to fill one of two vacant seats on the Executive Council of the Committee Maritime International (CMI)...
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Nomination of John G. O'Connor for CMI Executive Council

Posted: March 22 2016
The Nominating Committee of the Committee Maritime International (CMI), chaired by Madam Justice Johanne Gauthier of the Federal Court of Appeal...
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Vancouver International Maritime Centre re-established

Posted: August 27 2015
The Governments of British Columbia and of Canada, in conjunction with the International Ship-Owners Alliance (ISAC) announced
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David Doust honoured as W.W. II veteran

Posted: May 30 2015
(John) David Doust of Ayer's Cliff, Quebec, was recently honoured by the Royal Canadian Legion as a World War II veteran...
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Richard F. Southcott appointed a Federal Court judge

Posted: May 06 2015
Congratulations to Richard F. Southcott, whose appointment as a justice of the Federal Court of Canada was announced on May 5, 2015.
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CMLA Submissions re: Canada Transportation Act Review

Posted: February 06 2015
The CMLA has filed a submission with the Canada Transportation Act Review Secretariat to address its mandate...
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Death of Professor William Tetley, C.M., Q.C.

Posted: July 03 2014
Professor William Tetley died peacefully on July 1st, 2014...
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Hon. George R. Strathy becomes Chief Justice of Ontario

Posted: June 19 2014
As of June 13, 2014, the Honourable George R. Strathy has been appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario....
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CMLA History 1951-2000

Posted: January 08 2013
In 2001 the late John A. Cantello, a former Secretary-Treasurer of CMLA, prepared a booklet entitled A History of the Canadian Maritime Law Association....
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CMLA Granted Certificate of Continuance under Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act

Posted: July 12 2012
Industry Canada has granted The Canadian Maritime Law Association its Certificate of Continuance under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act...
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