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Committee Mandate

To research and advise the Board and our members about new as well as ongoing issues in the areas Boating, Safety and Emergencies with a focus on safe and responsible boating practices.

To act as liaison with the OPP (and when appropriate other emergency service providers such as ORNGE and the Canadian Coast Guard),  as well as maintaining and developing this long standing relation with a particular focus on emergency response advice  to address the needs of a growing aging population within our membership.

To act as liaison with the boating community in general and to represent the GBA at various regulatory, industry or user groups including: the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC), Ontario Regional Boating Advisory Committee (ORBAC), the Safe Boating Council and other standing or ad hoc committees or associations as may be appropriate

Committee Members

Andrew Hurlbut, Chair

Dan Busse
Doug Ferguson
Peter Frost
Freda Klassen
Steven Sprague


Agencies, Representatives, and Key Participants

  1. OPP, Dave Moffat
  2. Transportation Canada, Ontario Regional Boating Advisory Committee (O-RBAC)
  3. Transport Canada, Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC)
  4. Canadian Coast Guard
  5. ORNGE
  6. Boating Ontario 
  7. Canadian Safe Boating Council
  8. Safe Quiet Lakes
  9. Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
  10. Royal Life Saving Society
  11. Red Cross 
  12. Ontario Sailing Association
  13. Sail Canada 

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