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NMMA Canada reports progress at Ottawa meetings

The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada says it held its most successful “Day on the Hill” yet.

The third annual event saw members of the Canadian marine industry meet with 30 members of Parliament in Ottawa.

On the agenda were issues that included Parks Canada waterways hours of operation, cross-border pricing issues and international trade barriers.

NMMA Canada teams met with members of Parliament, senior staff from ministers’ offices and senior departmental staff from departments that included Transport Canada, Industry Canada, Public Safety, International Trade, Small Business and Tourism.

In particular, industry leaders had the opportunity to meet again with Louis Levesque, deputy minister of Transport Canada, and for the first time with staff in the Prime Minister’s office.

NMMA members met directly with 16 parliamentary members from Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia and Atlantic Canada.

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