Thank you, Mr. Chair.
On CPC-6, there are a few concerns here. The proposed purpose and principles section in the bill has been drafted to provide a framework for the provision of pilotage services in a way that is balanced and allows for flexibility. The proposed text adds additional specificity that may have significant implications in general and particularly for the various provisions of the act that refer to the principles.
Most importantly, there's no analysis, or there doesn't seem to be an analysis that has been carried out here as to what these implications might be and what value they would have, if any at all. There's also been no consultation with other stakeholders about the implications of the proposed changes. Contrary to that, there has been plenty of consultation carried out by the government on such issues, and it's reflected in the BIA.
With respect to proposed section 2 of the Pilotage Act, the proposed wording removes reference to the role of the act in establishing a framework for the provision of pilotage services. As a result, it would remove the flexibility required to support the broader intent of the act.