The federal Minister of Transport is required, by virtue of section 144 of the Canada Marine Act, to complete a review of the provisions and operations of the act during the fifth year after it received Royal Assent. Thus, on May 26, 2002, the Honourable David Collenette announced a review. The review is to be completed by June 2003. The 4 Western Provinces worked together in the fall of 2002 to prepare a joint CMA Review response.

CMA Review Submission of the Western Provinces 2002

On June 4, 2003, the federal Transport Minister announced the completion of the report on the review of the Canada Marine Act in the House of Commons. For more information, see the Canada Marine Act.