I am pleased to be here with my colleague Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Coast Guard and our colleague from South Shore – St. Margarets, Bernadette Jordan who played a key leadership role from the very beginning in the legislation our government is introducing today.
Our coasts help to define the Canadian experience – and power the Canadian economy. It is therefore vital that we put in place a clear and effective plan to protect our coasts – to ensure they remain clean and safe, vibrant and diverse, accessible and sustainable-while growing our economy.
I am proud to be here in my city, Montréal. I am proud to be the federal MP for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Westmount and proud to be one of six Quebec ministers. Thank you, Mayor Coderre, for being here with us today
Minister Del Duca and I have short statements to make before we open the floor for questions.
Today, I met for the second time with the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for transportation and highway safety