CBMU Fall Conference 2018

November 27, 2018

12:30 PM - 08:00 PM (Daily)

2018-11-27 12:30 PM 2018-11-27 08:00 PM CBMU Fall Conference 2018 CBMU Canada America/New_York




The CBMU Fall Conference Program has been accredited for 1.5 hours in the management category & 2 hours in the technical category.

1:00 - 1:10 PM President's Report
EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS (Tudor 7&8, Mezzanine Level)
1:10 - 2:00 PM

2017 Worldwide and Canadian Marine Figures. Highlights of the 2018 IUMI Conference

• Isabelle Therrien, CBMU President, Falvey Cargo Underwriting

• Matthew Lewis, CBMU Vice President, CNA

• Lars Lange, IUMI Secretary General

• Danielle Jackson, 2018 IUMI Bursary Recipient, Intact Insurance

2:00 - 2:30 PM

Transport Canada Update on Bill C-64 and Passenger Insurance Regulations

François Marier, Manage/ Senior Policy Advisor - International Marine Policy,
Transport Canada

Transport Canada Update Presentation:

The presentation will provide with update on various Transport Canada initiatives of interest to the CBMU, namely Bill C-64, the Wrecked, Abandonned and Hazardous Vessels Act; Regulations Respecting Compulsory Insurance for Ships Carrying Passengers; the 2010 Hazardous and Noxious Substances Convention; among others.

François Marier is a Manager and Senior Policy Advisor in the International Marine Policy Division at Transport Canada where he has served for 18 years.

He is responsible for economic policy related to international shipping and specifically he is the leading policy expert on matters of marine liability and compensation in Canada. This includes the implementation and adoption of international conventions and the development domestic legislation and regulations. François leads Canada’s delegation to the IOPC Funds and is a member of the delegation to the IMO’s Legal Committee. He has also represented Canada at other international fora including APEC.

François holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Laurentian University and a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of Ottawa.

2:30 - 3:15 PM

Legal update and USMCA: Insurance Implications

• Rui Fernandes and Gordon Hearn, Fernandes Hearn LLP

Rui and Gordon will provide an Update on Developments in Marine Law, and on United States law affecting the Cross-Border Carriage of Cargo by Road. This discussion will involve a review of the relevant principles of the Carmack Amendment and when it will apply, and an Update concerning Electronic Logging Devices and the Rules concerning the safe carriage of Food and consumable Products.


Mr. Fernandes practices in all aspects of transportation law (aviation, marine, trucking, rail, freight forwarding, logistics and warehousing). He advises clients on international trade and cross border issues in the transportation field.

Mr. Fernandes has been included in the Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide as one of the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. He’s on the list in "Best Lawyers in Canada" in the area of maritime law and transportation law. He is Chambers Canada ranked, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated, and a Who’s Who Legal Canada Thought Leader in Shipping and Maritime Law. Mr. Fernandes has appeared before the courts of Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

He conducts numerous mediations and arbitrations for clients and also acts as a mediator and arbitrator for other parties.

He is the author of numerous articles and seven texts on transportation and insurance law, including the three-volume “Transportation Law” published by Aerospark Press. Lexis Nexis has published three volumes by Mr. Fernandes, on Railway Law, Carriage of Goods and Maritime Law, in their Halsbury’s Laws of Canada.


Gordon Hearn is a Partner with Fernandes Hearn LLP in Toronto, Canada.

Gordon is a Past President of the Transportation Lawyers Association. Gordon represents shippers, carriers, freight brokers, freight forwarders and related industries (3PL’s, supply chain and “fulfillment” providers, customs brokers, warehousing, insurance) on contractual and risk management matters, regulatory compliance and disputes arising from the international, cross-border and domestic carriage of goods. Gordon is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars throughout North America on the above matters.

Gordon is recognized as a leading Transportation Law Lawyer in The Legal 500 Canada©,Chambers and Partners©, Martindale Hubbell®, Who’s Who Legal Canada®, "Best Lawyers in Canada"©, Lexpert® and in the “Lexpert® Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada”.

3:15 - 3:30 PM COFFEE BREAK
3:30 - 4:15 PM

Cannabis: The New Reality of Supply Chain Management

Caroline Lalonde, Vice President Pharmacy and Business Development, Neighborhood Pharmacy Association of Canada

Canada is poised to lead on the world stage by pioneering a new formal economy of medical and recreational cannabis. How will companies respond to the opportunities and challenges of supply chain, in a fast-evolving and fluid regulatory and competitive environment? We examine the new reality of cannabis supply chain, by delving a bit deeper into the current picture of this industry and what is required for the industry to mature successfully.

Caroline Lalonde is a healthcare leader with exceptional knowledge of the Canadian Healthcare System from end to end healthcare and pharmaceutical supply chain through to patient care delivery.

Caroline has over 20 years of experience in the supply chain, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries in a variety of senior advocacy, business development and client services leadership roles. Caroline has recently focused her expertise in advocacy, healthcare policy and public affairs, by working with Health Canada, the Cannabis Secretariat and various public and private stakeholders on the recreational and medical cannabis files.

Caroline holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University, History and Political Science and a Minor in International Studies from McGill University. Caroline is fluently bilingual.

4:15 - 5:00 PM

Misdeclaration of Cargo, General Average and the "Maersk Honam"

Tony Brain, Braden Marine Inc.

An average adjuster’s view on causes, the principles of General Average and Salvage, and special practical problems of container ship disasters:

  • Why does it happen?
  • Which rules do apply?
  • What constitutes a General Average allowance?
  • What are the mechanics of General Average and Salvage security?
  • Why does it take so long?


Tony began his average adjusting career in 1967 at William Richards & Son (subsequently renamed Richards, Hogg International), in London, England and in 1975 he transferred with them to Montreal. In 1985 Tony joined Finnamore & Partners Ltd., a general adjusting company, and opened an average adjusting office for them in Montreal. In 1994 he and the late Neil Dennis founded Braden Marine Inc., Montreal, an average adjusting and marine claims consultancy company where Tony continues to work and serve as the president of this company.

From 1999 to 2000 Tony was Chairman of the Association of Average Adjusters of Canada. He is a full member of the Association Mondiale de Dispacheurs, formally the International Association of European Adjusters, and was President of this Association from 2011 to 2013. Tony is also a full member of The Association of Average Adjusters of the United States and Canada and is currently the Chairman of this Association.

5:30 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION (Imperial Room Foyer)
6:30 PM DINNER (Imperial Room)

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