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CHAPTER 11 Canada

Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

11 Canada A. Barry Oland Oland & Co. Vancouver Centre, P.O. Box 11547, 2020 - 650 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 4N7 A. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY—PROPERTY DAMAGE, LOSS OF LIFE AND PERSONAL INJURY The Canadian approach to Limitation of Liability of Maritime Claims, the Athens Convention and Hague-Visby Rules has been to legislate international conventions into domestic law. Previously, Canadian maritime legislation was contained in the Canada Shipping Act, and the Carriage of Goods by Water Act. Effective 10 August 2001, the Marine Liability Act came into force. It brings together in one statute Canadian law on the following matters:

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