The Board of the Canadian Ferry Association was able to meet with the Honourable Marc Garneau, PC, MP, Minister of Transport through a videoconference.
Issues mentioned by Board members included: the need for the department to better collaborate and consult with the sector, the ability for operators to ask for medical certificates from people claiming an exemption from wearing masks aboard ferries that require masks, new technologies, passengers on closed car decks.
The Minister responded to the questions, provided updates and made some announcements. He also committed to attend the next face-to-face meeting of the association.
The meeting went well and the Chair, Mark Collins, thanked the Minister for his time, his willingness to listen to the operators and his support of the sector.
Issue specific updates are available to CFA members.