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Time to update Canada’s and BC’s model for our ports


Vancouver Sun / June 9, 2018

These are uncertain times for the British Columbia’s ports. Twenty years ago, when a previous federal Liberal government set up the current port governance system, they were motivated primarily by fiscal deficits and inflexible port administration. The reforms that set up the Canada Port Authorities in the late 1990s have worked reasonably well, but the model is ready for an update; the challenges going forward are just different. We need to complement the existing “made in Canada” approach with a “made in B.C.” approach.

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