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Arrogance of Transport Canada...

Postby marineprojectgroup » Tue May 16, 2017 6:18 pm

Been having a great deal of trouble with Transport Canada to renew my License.
The TC office here in Nanaimo they were good at advising what was required, there were no problems of any kind with them and have done all the courses they said were needed.

Next step is to go through Victoria to actually obtain the renewed license. But have been ignored these 3 months...

Have gone through the list:
Iulian Timpau Senior Marine Inspector at Transport Canada (victoria). No response.
George Ianiev at Transport Canada. No repsonse.
Richard Garber Executive Director, Marine Personnel Standards at Transport Canada. No response.
Marc Garneau MP and Minister of Transportation. No response.
I even tried my local MP for Nanaimo Shelia Malcolmson who is a feminist and an ardent M-103 supporter. No response.

Has anyone else encountered this blatant "screw you" attitude from Transport Canada ? This poor attitude has always been present from TC but now it appears to have gotten completely out of control.

If it is just me then best I work on my brown nosing skills such to sufficiently stroke their grossly inflated ego...

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Re: Arrogance of Transport Canada...

Postby Revolver » Wed May 17, 2017 5:43 am

No response? Are you able to walk into the office and speak with them face to face? Go tell them what's what!

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Re: Arrogance of Transport Canada...

Postby Revolver » Wed May 17, 2017 5:47 am

Or... You get more bees with honey.

Kiss their ass or kick their ass heh who knows

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Re: Arrogance of Transport Canada...

Postby JK » Wed May 17, 2017 7:07 am

I found west is the worst.
While I was working out there and doing a 5 year plan for refitting for a ship, I realized the ships SIR was incorrect. I contacted TC. No answer for weeks. Finally when I got through to a living body, he said, the surveyor will get back to you. I said, well this is 4 attempts and I have yet to have an answer why would I expect this time to be different?
Of course, when I get the call, I am driving, the surveyor who called was not familiar with the details and told me it had to go to Ottawa for review. I just about crawled through the phone at him I was so PO'd. It's a wonder I never went off the road with a stroke LOL. I felt bad after, he must have thought I was delirious or something. I left the whole problem for the permanent Superintendent. :mrgreen:

As for the non-contact, go to the office early in the morning before they bolt out the door like rats. I'd be there at 8 looking for info. You may be dealing with Ottawa disfunction which is a huge problem.
Seriously though, in my experience, having a good working relationship with the surveyors is a must. It makes the job go much easier. Working out of the home area taught me that. I knew no one in the Pacific TC offices so everything was much more difficult because you're just another blob to push. You don't want be the blob that sicced the MP on them.

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Re: Arrogance of Transport Canada...

Postby The Dieselduck » Thu May 18, 2017 4:21 pm

Of late my impression of TC has been of a totally disorganized body. They seem completely overwhelm by simple issuance of paper. The two ladies in Victoria are ok to deal with, the front desk staff in Victoria - its been many, many years since Ive actually spoken to a real inspector, to the point I am not sure if they even exist anymore apart from Jolly Jack.

Unfortunately, the powers that be, have left the few front office staff with a pile of shit to deal with, with and fewer people. I have phone HQ and complained one time when things got really ridiculous, that did work for me. But the real problem I understand is that they have have a huge bureaucracy with so few people with any mariner background at HQ, which has consolidated all the power from the regional centers, so it does not bode well for our very specialized set of circumstance as seafarers and regulators.
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Re: Arrogance of Transport Canada...

Postby Braylonorion » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:38 am

Well, it depends on their staff, some people are really nice with their customers and sometimes you face extremely arrogant people. Its better to walk into the office and speak with the authorities regarding your issue.

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