Friday, 30 November 2018 15:51

Senate Committee report on Coast Guard

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The Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans released its report on the Canadian Coast Guard titled, When Every Minute Counts: Maritime Search and Rescue.  Canada’s maritime search and rescue workers save an average of 15 lives every day and are responsible for monitoring millions of square kilometres of some of the harshest marine conditions in the world. Yet the Canadian Coast Guard — which leads maritime search and rescue operations — is hampered by its position within Fisheries and Oceans Canada, which leaves it at the mercy of the department for funding and prevents it from receiving long-term sustainable capital funding. Senators recommend that the coast guard be made a separate statutory agency, reporting to the Minister of Transport. 

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