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Ottawa announces $448M for varying types of coast guard vessels


 

HALIFAX – Defence Minister Peter MacKay says Ottawa will spend up to $448 million on new vessels for the coast guard.

MacKay says construction of between 18 and 21 vessels of varying types will be available for competitive bids by Canadian shipyards that were not selected to build vessels as part of the national shipbuilding procurement strategy.

Shipyards in Halifax and Vancouver were the successful bidders to build the next generation of navy ships.

He says the program for coast guard vessels will provide jobs for small and medium shipyards.

Selected shipyards will construct search and rescue lifeboats, near-shore fishery research vessels, mid-shore science vessels and channel survey and sounding vessels.

They are to be built over the next seven years and will replace existing vessels.


 
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Ottawa announces $448M for varying types of coast guard vessels

  1. Ottawa will spend up to $448 million on new vessels for the coast guard.??????????? Is this something we the people voted on or decided on. Did any of us have any input? Can you spend that kind of money after Albertans require assistance?

    • 1 may….you are an idiot indeed

    • Ha ha ha, you think the Coast Guard is funded at the expense of flood relief!

  2. You are an idiot…

  3. @ 1 May, whats wrong with giving the coast guard what they need? They need these vessels and equipment so they can do their jobs properly, SAVE LIVES and protect our waterways. Great news

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