Canada Coast guard takes brunt of fisheries department cuts as Navy no where for Arctic Sovereignty
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 ...
The vessel was originally scheduled to be decommissioned in 2000 however a refit extended the decommissioning date to 2017.
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