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Compensation for Ship-source Oil Spills

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In Canada, the polluter pays for losses or damage caused by oil spills from ships.

This is part of Canada’s rules and regulations for marine liability and compensation. We recently made changes to the Marine Liability Act to make sure all eligible claims from any spill can be fully compensated.

We’re always working to improve our system for marine liability and compensation to better protect Canadians and we want to hear from you.

We’d like you to tell us how an oil spill caused by a ship could cause damage or losses to your community.

We’re especially interested in learning about losses or damages that don’t have an easily identified economic impact. Examples could include long-term impacts on the environment, resources or local culture.

Right now, eligible claims for compensation include:

  • Spill response
  • Environmental remediation
  • Property damage
  • Economic losses experienced in affected sectors like fishing and tourism
  • Costs related to losing access to traditional food sources

You can ask us any questions you have at: MarineLiability-ResponsabiliteMaritime@tc.gc.ca.

Click on this link to view a graphic that shows the types of losses eligible for compensation if a ship spills oil in Canadian waters.

Answer the discussion questions below and tell us how we could better protect Canada’s coastal communities from the impacts of oil spills from ships.

In Canada, the polluter pays for losses or damage caused by oil spills from ships.

This is part of Canada’s rules and regulations for marine liability and compensation. We recently made changes to the Marine Liability Act to make sure all eligible claims from any spill can be fully compensated.

We’re always working to improve our system for marine liability and compensation to better protect Canadians and we want to hear from you.

We’d like you to tell us how an oil spill caused by a ship could cause damage or losses to your community.

We’re especially interested in learning about losses or damages that don’t have an easily identified economic impact. Examples could include long-term impacts on the environment, resources or local culture.

Right now, eligible claims for compensation include:

  • Spill response
  • Environmental remediation
  • Property damage
  • Economic losses experienced in affected sectors like fishing and tourism
  • Costs related to losing access to traditional food sources

You can ask us any questions you have at: MarineLiability-ResponsabiliteMaritime@tc.gc.ca.

Click on this link to view a graphic that shows the types of losses eligible for compensation if a ship spills oil in Canadian waters.

Answer the discussion questions below and tell us how we could better protect Canada’s coastal communities from the impacts of oil spills from ships.

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