Canada Coast guard takes brunt of fis...

Canada Coast guard takes brunt of fisheries department cuts as Navy no where for Arctic Sovereignty

There are 1 comment on the CBC News story from May 17, 2012, titled Canada Coast guard takes brunt of fisheries department cuts as Navy no where for Arctic Sovereignty. In it, CBC News reports that:

the USA CGC Polar Sea had made an unauthorized transit of Canada's Northwest Passage in 1985 early in Brian Mulroney's administration,

provoking a strong nationalist out-cry across the country.

However, budget cuts in the late 1980s saw proposed expansions of the coast guard and armed forces scrapped.

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent makes its way through the ice in Baffin Bay in this 2008 file photo ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CCGS_Louis_S._St-Laurent

The vessel was originally scheduled to be decommissioned in 2000 however a refit extended the decommissioning date to 2017.

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Sean

Toronto, Canada

#1 May 18, 2012

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