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Port of Halifax

​On March 1, 1999, the Halifax Port Authority (HPA) succeeded the Halifax

Port Corporation. Halifax was one of the first of 18 Canadian ports to
implement this administrative change as required by the Canada Marine
Act (Bill C-9), which was passed on June 11, 1998. As an Agent of the
Crown under the direction of the Minister of Transport, the Halifax Port
Authority is responsible for administering Halifax Harbour.

The HPA is a local port authority with a mandate “to develop,
market and manage its assets in order to foster and promote trade and
transportation and serve as a catalyst for the local, regional and
national economies.”