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ABOUT ACPA — Committees

The Association has several committees working on specific issues on behalf of the board and Association membership.

ACPA Committees

Law and Governance Committee

Chair: Dean Readman, Port of Vancouver

ACPA Staff Liaison: Wendy Zatylny, (613) 232-2036 ext. 201

The mandate of the Law and Governance Committee is to advise the Association through its Board of Directors on matters relating to its constitutional documents, including their interpretation and application, ongoing review and recommendation of amendments as appropriate or as requested by the Board of Directors or by the membership at the Annual Meeting, and matters relating generally to the governance of the Association. The committee will maintain a watching brief on government bills, laws, statutes and legislative drafts or the development of policy and jurisprudence on matters that could directly or indirectly affect the Association or its member ports, and to bring forward any such developments for consideration by the Board of Directors. The committee will identify, collect and disseminate information pertaining to legislation, litigation, orders and rulings on issues of common interest to members, including acting as a conduit for legal information between member ports. The committee will provide assistance to the Board or other committees in interpreting various statutes, including reviewing and endorsing positions, sharing information and, if the subject is within the experience and ability of committee members, to offer a committee opinion on matters requiring legal interpretation or, if requested by the Board, to coordinate and oversee private legal research leading to the preparation of an opinion for the Association. The committee will assist the Association in the promotion of good governance among its member ports by providing periodic information on aspects of good governance and by hosting biennial educational forums on governance issues.

Operations Committee

Chair: Chris Wellstood, Port of Vancouver

ACPA Staff Liaison: Debbie Murray, (613) 407-0114

The purpose of the Operations Committee is to identify, explore and report on operations issues of interest and concern to the members of the Association; to address matters raised by the Board of Directors and make recommendations as appropriate; and to provide a forum for exchange of information on operations matters. To fulfill the mandate, the Operations Committee will provide the ACPA Secretariat and the Board the following specific areas of support; research, regulatory affairs, communication, advocacy, and policy development.

Finance Committee

Chair: Mel Parker, Port of Thunder Bay

ACPA Staff Liaison: Wendy Zatylny, (613) 232-2036 ext. 201

The Finance Committee ("Committee") exercises its mandate subject to these Terms of Reference or policy directives that may be issued to it from time to time by the Board of Directors of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities ("ACPA") through the ACPA President or the Board member designated to serve as the Committee's "Board Champion". In the absence of specific mandates, the Committee's responsibilities include, to define and promote best practices and standards among its member ports by providing a forum for networking, sharing and collaborating on common challenges and issues relating to financial and administrative matters; monitor industry developments and trends and their financial implications on ports; identify, collect and disseminate information of common interest to members; and provide assistance, guidance and advice to the ACPA President, Board or other committees on strategic, policy or technical issues where there may be a financial impact on ports.

Environment Committee

Chair: Claude Deschambault, Port of Montreal

ACPA Staff Liaison: Debbie Murray, (613) 407-0114

The mandate of the Environment Committee is to advise the Board of Directors of the Association on environmental and ecological issues, particularly those which may have an impact on port operations and activities. Issues and new environmental initiatives will be monitored by the committee for the purpose of providing the Board with recommended positions. The Committee will also coordinate responses on environmental matters raised by the Board and/or Association and make recommendations as appropriate. To fulfill the mandate, the Environment Committee will provide the ACPA Secretariat and the Board the following specific areas of support including research, policy development, regulatory affairs, advocacy, and communication.

Port Security Sub-Committee

Chair: Peter Berry, Port of Windsor

ACPA Staff Liaison: Debbie Murray, (613) 407-0114

The Port Security Sub-Committee is a sub-committee of the Operations Committee and reports to the Operations Committee. The mandate of the port security sub-committee is to act as a discussion forum among CPA security officers to exchange best practices, provide policy support to ACPA in the development of responses to government queries or consultations regarding security issues, and provide a forum to develop a common approach to shared operational issues, such as the consistent application of the MTSRs.

The above Committees are currently actively working on behalf of the Board and Association Membership.

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