We all want our coasts be healthy and clean. And we know that energy and the environment are two sides of the same coin.
That’s why we made the single-largest investment in Canadian history to protect our oceans, with a $1.5-billion Oceans Protection Plan. The investment will strengthen the Canadian Coast Guard, improve navigational safety, enhance emergency response capacity, provide new technologies to make cleanups more effective, and fund leading-edge scientific research (including at the University of Calgary).
We also reopened the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station that the Harper government shuttered. And, we’re putting into action the Recovery Plan for the Southern Resident Killer Whale, which includes measures to reduce the impact of noise from marine vessels on killer whales, ensure there is sufficient food available for the whales, and reduce the pressure on the whale population from persistent contaminants in the marine environment.
Plus, with Budget 2018 we’re making an historic $1.3 billion investment to protect Canada’s nature, parks and wild spaces. Our government takes environmental protection seriously.
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