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BYLINE: Courtney Tower
OTTAWA -- Canada's Vancouver-area ports have approved their planned integration into a single port authority.
The boards of directors for the Vancouver Port Authority, Fraser River Port Authority, and North Fraser port on Monday approved a report they had commissioned by a consultant tasked to find ways to capture a larger share of growing trans-Pacific trade.
The federal minister of transport, Lawrence Cannon, who asked the ports to merge, has received the report and is expected to grant implementation.
George Adams, chairman of the Vancouver Port Authority, said integration "is the most …