March 1, 2022 | Circular No. 11408

Dear Member,

As part of its response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the federal government today announced that it intends to ban Russian-owned or registered ships in Canadian ports and internal waters.  The ban is expected to take effect later this week through an order made pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act.

We will be obtaining additional information about this ban, including implementation details, at a meeting with Transport Canada early this afternoon, and will revert to members thereafter.


Karen Kancens
Vice President