Government of Canada purchases modern equipment to help protect oceans and waterways

News release

February 14, 2019 - Gatineau, Quebec - Public Services and Procurement Canada

Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is getting the Canadian Coast Guard the equipment it needs to protect our oceans and waterways.

Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, has awarded a $1.2-million contract to J & J Trailers Manufacturers and Sales Inc., from Scarborough, Ontario, for the acquisition of 23 boom trailers and associated services and products.

A boom is a temporary flotation barrier used to contain pollution spills in marine waters. Boom trailers are used to transport booms to locations where they are needed.

The contract includes options to acquire additional trailers and services, up to a value of approximately $6.3 million.

This contract will create up to eight new jobs, while maintaining 32 existing jobs.

Quotes

“Our Government is committed to keeping our oceans and waterways healthy, so that Canadians will benefit for generations to come. These new and modern trailers will help the women and men of the Canadian Coast Guard respond rapidly to environmental spills, while supporting jobs and economic growth in Ontario.”

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility

“Our Government is committed to keeping our coasts and waters safe and clean. These trailers will provide the Canadian Coast Guard with the tools and equipment they need to continue to do so, while creating jobs in Ontario.”

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Quick facts

  • On November 7, 2016, the Prime Minister launched the $1.5-billion Oceans Protection Plan to improve marine safety, promote responsible shipping, protect Canada's marine environment and offer new possibilities for Indigenous and coastal communities.

  • The Canadian Coast Guard regularly uses booms to respond to oil spills, reducing the possibility of polluting shorelines and other resources.

  • Under this contract, this new equipment will be delivered in the coming months to the following locations: Richmond and Victoria, British Columbia; Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador; and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

  • The 23 trailers will be delivered within 160 days of the contract award date.

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Contacts

Ashley Michnowski
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough
819-997-5421

Media Relations
Public Services and Procurement Canada
819-420-5501
media@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca

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