Renewed commitment to Oceans Protection Plan

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This week on Bowen Island, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with the Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra, and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard, Joyce Murray, announced that the Government of Canada is committing another $2 billion to continue and expand the work under the Oceans Protection Plan for another 9 years.  While the announcement stated that there are 15 new initiatives, details are expected to be announced later this month.  However, OPP 2.0 is expected to focus on improving efficiency, safety and sustainability of Canada’s “marine supply chains” and mitigate their impacts on the environment.  We expect investment in better tools to manage marine traffic and navigation off the coasts and an initiative focused on proactive emergency response measures.

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