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Feds plan six new icebreakers for aging Canadian Coast Guard fleet – Nunatsiaq News

“New assets will support our coastal communities, grow the economy and will help to renew the fleet”

14 August, 2019

The Canadian government plans to commission six new icebreakers.

Jonathan Wilkinson, the federal minister of the Canadian Coast Guard, made the announcement in Iqaluit on Friday, Aug. 2.

With the federal election now less than three months away, Wilkinson’s announcement took on a partisan note as he noted “the Harper government did not prioritize the coast guard.”

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