Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make an announcement on Wednesday in Vancouver on the future of the Canadian coast guard.
To announce the announcement also some ministers of the government, among which the minister of the fishing, the oceans and the Canadian coast guard Jonathan Wilkinson, the minister of national defense Harjit Sajjan, the president of the Council of the treasure and the minister of the digital government Joyce Murray and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough. Also present was Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner Jeffery Hutchinson.
The press conference will be held at HMCS Discovery, the Royal Canadian Navy facility in Vancouver.
Industry sources suggest that the announcement will focus on the long-term renewal plan for the Coast Guard. This will include the potential of new ships in addition to what has already been identified in the national shipbuilding strategy. The launch will be similar to the strong, secure and endearing defense plan of the liberal, which promises future spending.
At the same time that Trudeau is making his announcement on the west coast, Jean-Yves Duclos, the minister of families, children and social development and a deputy for Quebec will make another announcement on the Coast Guard. This will take place at the Canadian Coast Guard base in Quebec City.
On May 6, Postmedia reported that, as part of the renewal of the Coast Guard, federal officials had recommended the Liberal government to build two more Arctic and offshore patrol vessels. But instead of supplying those to the navy, the ships would be delivered to the Canadian coast guard.
The additional ships would help stop the Irving layoffs on the east coast, which is building the ships, and allow the liberal government to head to the federal elections in the fall, claiming it was keeping the promise to rebuild the coast guard.
The Liberals had not yet signed the plan, sources added.
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