Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, was in Victoria, B.C. today to open a new Canadian Coast Guard search and rescue station, and to announce details of two new Coast Guard lifeboats that will be stationed on the West Coast. Mr. Beech made the announcements on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working to improve marine safety and responsible shipping, protect Canada’s marine environment, and offer new possibilities for Indigenous and coastal communities.
The Canadian Coast Guard’s annual Arctic operational season is underway and includes a maiden voyage to the Arctic by the CCGS Samuel Risley. The season will run into late November, providing extended vessel presence in the Arctic under investments from the $1.5-billion Oceans Protection Plan.
Québec, Quebec - The Canadian Coast Guard announces the opening of its St. Lawrence River’s search and rescue stations in Bainsville (Ontario), Pointe-aux-Anglais (Oka), Beaconsfield, Longueuil, Sorel and Trois-Rivières.
The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced today the official re-opening of the Canadian Coast Guard’s Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre St. John’s.
The Canadian Coast Guard plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of mariners and the marine environment. To augment its search and rescue services during the busy summer boating season, each year the Coast Guard hires and trains close to 100 post-secondary students to work at 26 Inshore Rescue Boat stations in strategic locations on the Great Lakes, the Saint John and St. Lawrence Rivers, and Canada’s coastal waters.
Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is committed to providing the Canadian Coast Guard with the tools and equipment needed to help ensure the safety of mariners and the marine environment, and to facilitate year-round marine shipping that is critical to Canada’s economy.
The Government of Canada is supporting Canadian aircraft maintenance training by donating surplus Coast Guard assets to institutions across Canada. These donations will support the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future.
TWILLINGATE(NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR) – Today, Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays — Central — Notre Dame announced on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, that a new Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Lifeboat Station will be built in Twillingate, NL, to increase the Coast Guard’s search and rescue capacity on the northeast coast of Newfoundland.