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SOPF 30th Anniversary Web Conference

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The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund invites you to participate at our 30th anniversary celebration.

Conference participants will benefit from numerous high quality presentations and enjoy the opportunity to network with colleagues on key issues faced by the Fund over the past 30 years.

DATE: May 28th, 2019

TIME: From 9AM to 7PM (complimentary lunch and evening reception)

LOCATION: Delta Hotel, 101 Lyon St N, Ottawa, ON K1R 5T9 – Penthouse


8:20 – 9 am


9:00 – 9:15 am

Welcome and opening ceremony

9:15 – 9:30 am

Address from Michael Keenan, Deputy Minister of Transport Canada

9:30 – 10:30 am

Drilling data: what story do they tell?

10:30 – 11 am

Health break

11 – 12 am

Canada’s role in improving Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage: An International Perspective

12 – 1:30 pm

Complimentary lunch with guest speaker

1:30 – 2:15 pm

The Polluter Pays Principle: Lessons learned from Jurisprudence

2:15 – 3:20 pm

What are the impacts of the recent legislative changes on the Fund?

3:20 – 3:40 pm

Health Break

3:45 – 5 pm

Equality, diversity and inclusion: How to advance access to justice for victims of oil pollution?

5 – 7 pm

Networking Reception

Address from the Honorable Marc Garneau, Transport Minister of Canada

We look forward to welcoming you in Ottawa and “Celebrating 30 years of compensating victims of oil pollution”.

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