ACPA Committees

ACPA committees act as a forum for its members to collaborate on important industry issues

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ACPA Committees

ACPA committees act as a forum for its members to collaborate on important industry issues

Committees are central to an association’s ability to engage its members, represent their views and develop advocacy positions. The following committees allow ACPA to deepen its policy-generating capacity, coordinate responses and positions across its membership and act as a forum for members to exchange ideas/best practices.

  • Cruise

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      Andrew Dixon (Saint John Port Authority)

      ACPA Staff Liaison

      Debbie Murray

      The purpose of the Cruise Committee is to:

      • Identify, explore and collectively advocate on areas of interest to the Canadian cruise sector, including protocols for the safety and security of crews and passengers; and
      • Provide input to government with respect to the rules and regulations governing the sector, the retention and development of future business and the impact of the sector on communities and businesses.
  • Environment

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      Vacant

      ACPA Staff Liaison

      Debbie Murray

      The mandate of the Environment Committee is to:

      • Provide advice the ACPA Board of Directors on environmental and ecological issues, particularly those which may have an impact on port operations and activities; and
      • Coordinate responses on environmental matters raised by the Board and/or the Association.
  • Finance

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      Geneviève Lemaire (Québec Port Authority)

      ACPA Staff Liaison

      Wendy Zatylny

      The Finance Committee’s mandate is to:

      • Define and promote best practices/standards to ACPA member ports by providing a forum for networking, sharing and collaborating on common challenges and issues relating to financial and administrative matters;
      • Monitor industry developments and their financial implications for ports; and
      • Provide guidance and advice to the ACPA President, Board of Directors or other committees on strategic, policy or technical issues that may have a financial impact on ports.
  • Law and Governance

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      Arlene Rolston (Nanaimo Port Authority)

      ACPA Staff Liaison

      Wendy Zatylny

      The mandate of the Law and Governance Committee is to:

      • Provide advice on matters related to ACPA constitutional documents;
      • Maintain a watching brief on government bills, laws, statutes, and legislative drafts or the development of policy;
      • Identify, collect and disseminate information pertaining to legislation, litigation, orders, and rulings on issues of common interest to ACPA members;
      • Provide assistance to the Board or other committees in interpreting various statutes; and
      • Assist the association in the promotion of good governance among its member ports.
  • Operations

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      Chris Hall (Saint John Port Authority)

      ACPA Staff Liaison

      Debbie Murray

      The purpose of the Operations Committee is to:

      • Identify, explore and report on operational issues of interest to ACPA members: and
      • Address matters raised by the Board of Directors and make recommendations on topics such as:
        • Cumulative regulatory burden;
        • Canada Border Services Agency/customs-related issues;
        • Infrastructure maintenance; and
        • Port efficiencies.
  • Port Security

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      Peter Berry (Windsor Port Authority)

      ACPA Staff Liaison

      Debbie Murray

      Port security is a sub-committee of the ACPA Operations Committee. The mandate of the Port Security Sub-Committee is to:

      • Act as a discussion forum among Canada Port Authorities security officers to exchange best practices;
      • Develop a common approach to shared operational issues such as the consistent application of the Marine Transportation Security Regulations; and
      • Provide policy support to ACPA on the development of responses to government queries or consultations regarding security issues.
  • Public Relations

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      Dave McCormick (Port Alberni Port Authority)

      ACPA Staff Liaison

      Michel Hachey

      The mandate of the Public Relations Committee is to:

      • Increase the visibility of ACPA, as well as the understanding of its members’ contributions and achievements with decision-makers and other stakeholder groups; and
      • Develop effective communications tools and strategies and share best practices amongst members in fulfilling their mandate.