This review, to be completed in fall 2013, will guide the Government of Canada as it modernizes the Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund, examining its overall application and use.
The concepts of polluter pays, international uniformity and shared liability between ship owners and cargo owners are cornerstones of the current liability and compensation regime, and will continue to be integral to it in the future. The review will ensure that those principles are applied in a way that protects Canadians and is consistent with current realities and that
Canada continues to be a leader in this area.
SOURCE Transport Canada