The history of transportation security regulations in Canada, is the theme of the study ‘Maritime Security in Canada’ developed by PortEconomics associate member Mary Brooks and published in the form of a chaptet of the book Maritime Transport Security.
The work makes particular note of the influence of American security policy on Canada’s maritime security situation. Maritime security issues in Canada cannot be isolated from those of the United States for historical reasons going back to the time of Fortress North America during World War II. Canadian maritime security is really a product of Canada’s broader trade, transport and security relationship with United States. It also sets the scene for understanding the maritime security function in Canada after both the devolution of port governance in the late 1990s and the events of 2001. Also included are a timeline of Canada–US security cooperation and a discussion of the organizational structure of security and safety within Transport Canada, other Canadian departments and with the U.S. agencies responsible for maritime security. For those interested in understanding maritime security in Canada and the US, this chapter provides a good overview but does not provide detailed performance evaluation.
The book is edited by Khalid Bichou, Joseph S. Szyliowicz and Luca Zampariniand and published by Edward Elgar Publishing – read more at the Publisher webpage: Maritime Transport Security