Transport Canada provides funds to Indigenous groups for marine safety

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The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra announced funding for six Indigenous communities to improve vessel safety through the Marine Safety Equipment and Training (MSET) Initiative. Snuneymuxw, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’, Pauquachin, Tsawout, Malahat and T’Sou-ke First Nations will receive over $947,000 in funding to purchase marine safety equipment for over 70 vessels, and provide marine safety equipment and training for more than 215 community members. The five-year Marine Safety Equipment and Training (MSET) Initiative is one of eight accommodation measures developed to address the concerns of Indigenous communities along the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) marine shipping route. Eligible Indigenous communities can apply for MSET Initiative funding until December 31, 2024, or until all funds are fully allocated.

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