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Saskatchewan Joins in the Call for a Balanced Port Governance Structure for the Prairie Provinces

Released on February 19, 2021

The Government of Saskatchewan is joining a growing list of provinces and industry groups calling for reform of representation on the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA).

Currently, only one of the 11 board members represents the prairie provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Eight are appointed by the federal government, one by the province of British Columbia and one by the municipalities that boarder the port authority.

“As a group, the western provinces make up 85 per cent of the Port's export value, but only have 9.0 per cent of the representation on the board,” Premier Scott Moe said.  “We believe that model does not provide balanced representation for the prairie provinces and are asking for the VFPA board to be restructured.”

Specifically, the Government of Saskatchewan is requesting the board be restructured so that:

  • The federal government appoints two members.
  • The provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba each appoint two members recommended by Port users.
  • The municipalities that border the port authority's jurisdiction appoint one member.

As Transport Canada is currently undertaking a Ports Modernization Review, the Premiers of the three prairie provinces have written to Prime Minister Trudeau to express a willingness to engage and work with the federal government on the port governance structure.

In 2019, Saskatchewan exported $13.5 billion worth of goods through the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and in 2020, the four Western provinces were the source of 98.9 million tonnes of cargo worth $78.2 billion shipped through the Port of Vancouver.


For more information, contact:

Julie Leggott
Executive Council and Office of the Premier
Phone: 306-787-9619
Email: julie.leggott@gov.sk.ca

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