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Old 10-03-2005, 08:51   #1
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Canadian Maritime News:

Electronic Chart Issue

On January 4, 2005, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) sent a letter to Nautical Data International (NDI), terminating the Canada/NDI Agreement effective February 4, 2005.

On February 10, 2005, NDI obtained an ex parte order from the Honourable Mr. Justice Robert Hall of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Trial Division in Bankruptcy and Insolvency) restraining DFO from terminating and/or breaching the Canada/NDI Agreement, provided that Canadian Hydrographic Services (CHS) is permitted to come back to the court upon five days notice for an application to set aside Mr. Justice Hall’s order.

At present, it is unclear how the licensing issue will now be resolved.

Proposed Tax Tariff and Byrd Amendment

After significant efforts by CMMA and the other marine industry associations in December, the CMMA received a letter from the Honourable Jim Peterson, Minister of International Trade, stating that “yachts and other vessels for pleasure and sport would be unlikely candidates for retaliation until 2008.”

CMMA and the other industry associations will continue to lobby for the removal of “yachts and other vessels” from the list of commodities to be targeted. It is hoped the elimination of this threat can be accomplished by working and dialoguing with Minister Peterson and staff at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

The success of these efforts is a testament to the tenacity of the trade associations and to their foresight to have agreed, in advance, to work together in the event of an issue arising that would impact our entire industry.

Forward planning made it much simpler to react as a cohesive group representing the combined members. In addition association members played a key and pivot role in the campaign by being willing and able to participate in the communications plan that was created.

Though the spectre of a surtax has not been completely eliminated, we have elevated the awareness of our industry on the part of MPs and senior government officials to a level never achieved before.

Meanwhile, the Canadian government appears to be turning up the heat on the U.S. over the softwood lumber issue. The likely targets in the first round of retaliatory surtaxes would be U.S.-produced wines and liquor.
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Old 11-03-2005, 11:36   #2
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Gord,
Concerning yours last paragraph, it is quite obvious that the parties involved in this tarrif dispute never learned to play well with others. Perhaps their mothers should have demanded that they get along with their neighbors and stop their petty squabbling when they were in their formative years.

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What Jim says is true ie: ”... Perhaps their mothers should have demanded that they get along with their neighbors and stop their petty squabbling when they were in their formative years ...”

When we (Canada) were in our formative years, we were being invaded by our southern neighbour (War of 1812).
Our mother (Great Britain) was giving away our lands and resources (Alaska Panhandle, Isle Royale, etc).

I don’t like it, but I guess things happen that way.

With apologies to JOHNNY CASH

"Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash

Well you ask me if I'll forget my baby.
I guess I will, someday.
I don't like it but I guess things happen that way.
You ask me if I'll get along.
I guess I will, someway.
I don't like it but I guess things happen that way.
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Alaska?

I thought the Russians owned Alaska???

That's who the USA bought it from in 1867!

http://sled.alaska.edu/akfaq/akchron.html
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