Did you share your boating regulation comments with Transport Canada? 

Andy Adams, Editor

Dec 12, 2023

It may not be too late. Many voices are required to make our position heard in Ottawa, and the voices need to be national in scope. The federal government and their various departments will not respond to Provincial or municipal interests – that is not their responsibility.

There are several very significant issues being debated and there is a significant risk that new legislation could pass into law, that will damage the boat business and your personal livelihood. The public consultation period was scheduled to end December 11th but it may not be too late for your position to be heard.

Working together, NMMA Canada and the newly constituted association, CMRA have created  Boating United. NMMA Canada, which represents the industry on public policy issues, advocating at provincial and federal levels of government to protect the interests of the marine industry and the users of products and CMRA (the Canadian Marine Retailers Association), which brings together the marine trade in Canada’s provinces, have created a website called Boating United – www.boatingunited.ca.

The Boating United website reads “We must encourage Transport Canada to ensure there is a formal consultation process with boaters before any future restrictions are implemented, and we must look for non-regulatory solutions.”  In the Boating United website is a simplified means to send your input to Transport Canada with an easy-to-complete form equipped with a simple SEND button…

Please take time today to go to the Boating United website, learn more about the issues being considered and send your input. While the Transport Canada consultation period was scheduled to close Monday, December 11, the site may still be open and Boating United will still be grateful to get your input. The government process for new regulations is a long one.

It may not be too late to give your opinions.

Andy Adams – Editor

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